My four year old niece exhibits several of the indicators for neglect and abuse. I have taken her for counseling. The counselor informed my husband and I that Alexis is likely to have severe behavioral problems as she gets older. Do you agree with this based on your experience?
There is no doubt that children who are victims of neglect or abuse are at risk for developing mental and emotional disorders, including those characterized by serious behavioral difficulties.
However, the likelihood of later difficulties depends on a number of factors. These include the extent and duration of the mistreatment, the degree of disruption occasioned in the child's day-to-day living circumstances, the provision of a stable and protected living situation once the mistreatment is addressed and availability of mental health intervention.
Victims of abuse or neglect can proceed to lead normal lives if help is available to them early on, both in relation to their living situation and in relation to professional assistance.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.