Breaking News

Study Finds Emotional Abuse Just as Harmful as Physical or Sexual Abuse
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical abuse

Summary: A new study has found that emotional abuse is just as harmful as physical and sexual abuse, especially when it comes to impressionable children.

According to a new study, emotional abuse is just as harmful as sexual and physical abuse. But, not many people are talking about how harmful it can be to children.

  
What
Where


Emotional abuse, also referred to as psychological abuse, has not laws against it.

To read more stories about emotional abuse, click here.

In the video embedded in this post, the host says the following: “And yet the American Academy of Pediatrics says it’s the most challenging and prevalent form of child abuse and neglect.”

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The video talks about the new study and its findings:



“But according to a new study, children who are emotionally abused or neglected can develop similar and sometimes even worse mental health problems than kids who are sexually or physically abused. For this study researchers analyzed data from 5616 children with lifetime histories of physical abuse, sexual abuse, psychological maltreatment or some combination thereof. Maltreatment in this case was defined as either abuse or neglect inflicted by a caretaker. So things like bullying, threats, severe insults, isolation etc.

What they found is that a staggering number of children, 62%, had a history of psychological maltreatment. And 24% of the cases they studied were exclusively related to psychological maltreatment. They also found that children who were victims of this kind of maltreatment suffered from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicidal tendencies at the same rate, and in some cases at an even greater rate, than children who were physically or sexually abused.”

To read more stories about sexual abuse, click here.

Do you know anyone who has suffered from emotional abuse? Use our poll to share your thoughts on this topic.

Do you know someone who has suffered emotional abuse?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Image credit: urbanistauk.com



 

RELEVANT JOBS

Immigration Attorney

USA-VA-Alexandria

Full-time Contract Attorney for Hispanic Non-profit Organization in Alexandria, Virginia. Immigratio...

Apply now

Legal Secretary - Corporate / Transactional

USA-CA-San Luis Obispo

Thriving law practice with offices in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles seeks a full-time legal secret...

Apply now

Attorney

USA-AZ-Scottsdale

Full Job Description The ideal candidate will possess the following: 1-5 years of litigation e...

Apply now

Legal Assistant / Paralegal

USA-FL-Miami

Zarco Einhorn Salkowski & Brito, P.A. Franchise/Complex Commercial Litigation AV Rated Law Firm is ...

Apply now

BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Mid-level Corporate Associate Attorney

USA-MA-Boston

Boston office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks mid-level corporate associate attor...

Apply Now

Workers Compensation Defense Attorney

USA-CA-San Francisco

San Francisco office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks workers compensation defense...

Apply Now

Workers Compensation Defense Attorney-Subrogation

USA-CA-Oakland

Oakland office of a BCG Attorney Search Top Ranked Law Firm seeks workers compensation defense attor...

Apply Now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top