Jul 31 Psychological Abuse More Common as Harmful as Other Child Maltreatment
Psychological Abuse: More Common, as Harmful as Other Child Maltreatment
By Laura Blue
July 30, 2012
It may be the most common kind of child abuse - and the most challenging to deal with. But psychological abuse, or emotional abuse, rarely gets the kind of attention that sexual or physical abuse receives.
That’s the message of a trio of pediatricians, who write this week in the journal Pediatrics with a clarion call to other family doctors and child specialists: stay alert to the signs of psychological maltreatment. Its effects can be every bit as devastating as those of other abuse.
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