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Teen dating violence has lasting effects

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Researchers say teenage victims of dating violence suffer the effects for years to come.

Researchers surveyed 12 to 18-year-olds who were physically and psychologically abused. The results of a five-year followup showed many tended to have depression, weight problems, suicidal thoughts and some drank heavily.

Boys who were victims became anti-social and used more marijuana.

Experts say this should give teachers and parents even more reason to look for signs of trouble in their teen's relationships.