PTSD as an Outcome of Childhood Abuse

Originally, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder was recognized and diagnosed in returning war veterans.  Now, it is recognized as an outcome from a traumatic situation. In fact, new research postulates that PTSD can result from events that may not seem too severe. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of the American Psychiatric Association V5, has refined the diagnostic criteria of PTSD, but it now lists two sets of criteria – one for anyone over...

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Physical Abuse, continued

Abuse can happen in any family and to any child.  Socio-economic station, race, religion and culture are irrelevant when talking about the welfare of children.  Sad isn’t it?  A well-educated man or woman, professionally successful, can be an abuser.  And their children can be at risk every moment of every day. Characteristics and behaviours commonly found in abusive parents or caregivers include: A sense of entitlement where only his...

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