As I further my research (both secondary and primary) for my next book on the subject of social behavioral disorders, it has become more and more evident that if a child has been subject to yelling, screaming and familial distress between the ages of 1 through 5, they are likely to develop ADD and ADHD. Any physical abuse during those years, could lead to the more severe social behavioral disorders such as borderline personality disorder, high anxiety, bi-polar disorder, severe OCD, depression, and schizophrenia.
To me this highlights a warning to parents with small children. The common parenting instruction to never fight in front of the kids has never been more dire. Of course, I am not a psychiatrist, nor do I claim to be trained in this area, but I am a trained sociologist who practices qualitative research. In this, skills in observation and assessment of research data in a natural setting leads to some pretty spot on evidence.
Please, take this statement to heart if you are at all involved in the raising of young children. If you are going through a divorce or a separation, do not drag the children into the arguments. Keep them as far away from your conversations as possible. This has come at the beginning of the research process. Can you imagine what more there is to come? Peace to all. ~ E. M. Duesel.