A 31-year-old member asked:
Please tell me if it is common for a child who has been abused to grow up feeling detached from his family?
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Pediatrics 50 years experience
Many problems!: Cild abuse is an awful problem -- impacting on family , child, siblings, everyone. Abused children not only can have emotional problems, they can even have growth and developmental issues. Their self esteem, independence and ability to make friends and trust people all can be significantly effected. Often, many years of therapy is needed to help unravel the severe psychological impact of abuse.
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