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
* passive or withdrawn behavior * fear of entering into new relationships or activities * anxiety and fears * school problems or failure * feelings of sadness or other symptoms of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.
Problems of Children & Teens
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Fighting & Biting
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Gay & Lesbian Teens