The Long-Term Health Consequences Of Interpersonal Violence Analysis

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The effects of interpersonal violence is detrimental to all persons, but especially children of which are an extremely vulnerable population or target. A child’s cognitive development is imperative to ones future, maltreatment of the child endangers successful development and future well-being. Maltreatment of a child comes in various forms such as neglect and abuse, the effects of these negative behaviors are usually a direct effect of a child’s caretaker’s actions or lack thereof. Child maltreatment is more common than what we, as a society, choose to realize. With knowledge and education regarding child maltreatments causes and effects, making a positive difference in a child’s life is possible.
Most studies find that there is a correlation between child maltreatment and negative cognitive development, behavior, and one’s future. Collective
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Norman, Byambaa., Butchart, Scott, and Vos (2012) report in the article, The Long-Term Health Consequences of Child Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, and Neglect: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, conferring the 124 studies considered using self-report surveys from adolescents and adults, one is more likely to suffer from a mental illness than a child who never tolerated neglect. The most common mental disorder resulting from child neglect and physical abuse is depression, mental disorders are not the only result, but also behavioral and conduct disorders (Norman et al. 2012). A child who is a product of maltreatment is at risk for higher suicidal behavior and tendencies (Norman et al. 2012). A type of disorder that is not often considered is eating disorders, Norman et al., found that this is also an important aspect to consider when reviewing the effects of child maltreatment; eating disorders can have long lasting effects on development and one’s bill of

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