Does anyone have any confirmed phychological research that outlines the effects of physically abusing children at a young age. What does it cause for the abused child later on in life? I just want to know to which degree the abuse has had on me. Also, is anyone familiar with memory repression. I have very few memories of my childhood. I do have a few of being beaten by the parents, but there could be more. I just want to know if my brain is subconsciously hiding things that it doesn't want me to remember.