Childhood Sexual Abuse Left Untreated Can Contribute to Essay
Juvenile Delinquency and Psychological Disorders.
Every year thousands of children are abused. This abuse can be physical, emotional or sexual in nature. All forms of abuse are wrong, all forms of abuse are harmful, but childhood sexual abuse can cause major emotional and physical harm in our adolescents. Before we can properly treat these victims we must first have a solid grasp of how and why sexual abuse occurs, the typical effects of the abuse and how the abuse changes the child's stages of development. In recent years a great deal of interest has been placed on delinquent behavior and the causes that contribute to it. Media blames music, movies, games, and videos, but …show more content…
have those who develop multiple personalities and schizophrenia. Studies have shown women who were subjected to severe sexual abuse during childhood suffer from long- term disturbances of the psyche. This is due to the Hippocampusthe part of the brain that deals with short-term memory. Thus sexual abuse can "rewire" the developing brain of a child. Abnormalities may include: changes in the Limbic System that control emotions, which usually affects the left hemisphere of the brain, which can contribute to depression, and