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in the form of child abuse) may have on children. This is a summary of his findings. Intolerable distress in the absence of the caregiver Insecurity and increased need for attention characterized by clinging and compliance or defiance Inability to express emotion and communicate feelings Increased aggression due to the inability to recognize suppressed emotions Shutting down first and then experiencing trauma in case of recurrence of the incident or an incident that is reminiscent of it Confusion, disorientation, and dissociation when faced with stressful situations Social isolation due to distrust, suspicion, and lack of intimacy with others Poor self-esteem Trouble paying attention Likelihood of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), separation anxiety disorder, phobic disorders, oppositional defiant disorder, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) Hatred for self and blaming oneself for the events that ensued Substance abuse, violent behavior, eating disorders, sexual disorders, and suicidal tendencies He further adds that individuals who have been victims of multiple forms of abuse in infancy may show delayed development (language, sensory, motor, etc.). Brodsky and Stanley, in their work titled "Adverse childhood experiences and suicidal behavior" (Psychiatric Clinics of North America, Volume 31,




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