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PHOENIX -- It's hard to think about anybody hurting a child, but doctors say the number of shaken-baby cases increases when the economy is bad.
Shaken baby syndrome is considered the deadliest form of child abuse, and doctors from Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh compiled data that shows the rate of shaken baby syndrome has doubled -- doubled -- since the economy collapsed.
Amy Terreros from Phoenix Children's Hospital talks with Kaley O'Kelley about the link between the recession and shaking babies.
For one thing, social services are being cut because of the poor economy, which means there's less help out there to prevent and address child abuse.
Terreros also offers some tips to help parents cope with the stress that could push them past their limits.