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The long aftermath of child abuse

Untreated, the trauma of early experiences can wreak havoc when the victim reaches adulthood.

Illustrative: Child Abuse
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Child abuse is identified by the American Psychiatric Association as a formative trauma event for children. Left untreated, the negative impact and effect of these experiences can often wreak havoc when these children reach adulthood. Some abused children are more resilient than others and seem to manage.

But no adult or teen who suffered from repeated child abuse, be it physical or emotional, escapes unharmed.



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