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Jul 31 Psychological Abuse More Common as Harmful as Other Child Maltreatment

(7/31/2012)

Psychological Abuse: More Common, as Harmful as Other Child Maltreatment
By Laura Blue
TIME
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.

View the full article here:

http://healthland.time.com/2012/07/30/psychological-abuse-more-common-and-equally-devastating-as-other-child-maltreatment/


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