Child Abuse

Child Abuse

It is defined as the any harm or abuse to the child less than 18 years old considered as child abuse. Child abuse occur in different forms:

  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional abuse
  • Medical abuse
  • Physical abuse
  • Neglection

Signs and symptoms of child abuse include:Child abuse, Scared to be in public place

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Lack of concentration during learning process
  • Frequent absence from school
  • Feel guilty and ashamed
  • Confused personality
  • Rebellious behavior
  • Suicidal thoughts

Child abuse affect the child in different ways some child disturbs physically and emotionally both some developed psychological disorder due to abuse during childhoods.

Behavioral Complications
  •  Suicide attempts
  •  Limited social life
  •  Relationship problems
  •  Withdrawal
  •  Problems in learning process

 Physical issues

  • Substance abuse
  • Premature death
  • Learning difficulty
  • Health issues
  • Physical disability
Emotional Issues
  • Bad views about parents
  • Low self confidence
  • Difficulty in maintaining relationship
  • Stress

The diagnosis of child abuse is so difficult because sometime children does not cooperate with doctor and parents. Following factors will help to diagnosis the condition:

  • Physical examination to see any obvious physical injury
  • History about signs and symptoms
  • X-ray or other tests like blood and urine tests
  • Information about child medical history
  • Counseling with child’s parents

In this situation treatment involved the both child and parents, the aim of treatment is to provide safety to child and reduce symptoms. Treatment options include:

  • Medications include to treat the symptoms like depression and anxiety.
  • Psychotherapy will provide better result and make sure that your child trust on relations again and give him a self-confidence. Psychotherapy also help the parents to know about the origin of abuse and how to cope up with their child behavior.
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