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Physical Abuse

     It is estimated hundreds of thousands of children are physically abused each year by a parent or close relative, of which thousands die. For those who survive, the emotional trauma remains long after their wounds have healed.

Children who have been abused may display:

* a poor self image
* sexual acting out
* inability to trust or love others
* aggressive, disruptive, and sometimes illegal behavior
* anger and rage
* self destructive or self abusive behavior, suicidal thoughts
* passive or withdrawn behavior
* fear of entering into new relationships or activities
* anxiety and fears
* school problems or failure
* feelings of sadness or other symptoms of depression
* flashbacks, nightmares
* drug and alcohol abuse

     Many children are victims of neglect, or sexual abuse, or emotional abuse. In all kinds of child abuse, the child and the family can benefit from the comprehensive evaluation and care of a child and adolescent psychiatrist.

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