Monday, October 22, 2012

Psychological & emotional abuse: A A of Pediatrics

Psychological Maltreatment Pediatrics Vol. 130 No. 2 pp. 372 -378 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1552)

by Roberta Hibbard, MD,Jane Barlow, DPhil, Harriet MacMillan, MD, andthe Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect and AMERICAN ACADEMY OF CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY, Child Maltreatment and Violence Committee


Psychological or emotional maltreatment of children may be the most challenging and prevalent form of child abuse and neglect. Caregiver behaviors include acts of omission (ignoring need for social interactions) or commission (spurning, terrorizing); may be verbal or nonverbal, active or passive, and with or without intent to harm; and negatively affect the child’s cognitive, social, emotional, and/or physical development. Psychological maltreatment has been linked with disorders of attachment, developmental and educational problems, socialization problems, disruptive behavior, and later psychopathology.[...]


  1. And what of people who divorce while they have children? What kind of emotional damage results from that? And what of parents who don't provide nurture? And what of parents who fight in front of the children?

  2. and what of fathers who go away philandering, yet refuse a get to their wife?

    And what of husbands who want the children just to spite their wife, yet abandon them once they have custody?

    And what of husbands like your Aron Goldberger who just go away to a different land and leave the wife an aguna without a grush?


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