Child Abuse Therapy

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Children who are abused will not have the same abilities as people who were not abused in their early years. The definition of child abuse according to Roxanne Dryden-Edwards is “Child abuse is when a caregiver either fails to provide appropriate care (neglect), purposefully inflicts harm, or harms a child while disciplining him or her” (Child Abuse, Medicinenet.com). When they are abused during their childhood, it will affect their psychological and physical health in the future. Some survivors of child abuse even suffer from PTSD also know as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. By being abused as a child, some parents may even abuse their children. Under certain circumstances, people can be scared of having children of their own in fear of becoming …show more content…
There are also therapists that specialize in childhood trauma or childhood abuse that could offer extra advice and help for people in extreme need of guidance. They can choose to go to either group therapy or private therapy sessions. If a survivor of childhood abuse were to see a psychiatrist about any disorder they have, the psychiatrist may be able to prescribe them certain types of medicines to help them with whatever they might be having issues with.Therapy will help them to grow from their past experiences and allow them to start and enjoy a new life separate from that time. “Intense, often negative feelings may plague the survivor, and he or she may struggle to cope and lead a happy, peaceful life” (Abuse / Survivors of …show more content…
People who have been through any form of abuse are at high risk of suicide and depression. After the time of abuse, people have a tendency to develop mental disorders like PTSD and Amnesia. These people may also abuse their own children or be afraid of having their own family in fear of being like their parents. A person who has been through childhood abuse may find difficulty in asking others for help with their problems unless they know them well enough. The long term effects from that childhood abuse affects their psychological and physical health in a negative manner. Survivors of child abuse can recover over time with the help of people who are educated in the matters of child abuse. Survivors of child abuse should accept any help offered and seek for a therapist as soon as possible. There are also therapists that specialize in childhood trauma or childhood abuse that could offer extra advice and help for people in extreme need of

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