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Does childhood abuse and neglect often lead to adult criminal behavior?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 51 years experience
Maybe: Abused children are much more highly represented among the ranks of poor learners, misbehaving, aggressive and oppositional conduct disordered kids. These conditions can subsequently lead to adult criminal behavior if interventions don't occur in childhood.
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Correlation does not mean causation!
Dec 19, 2018

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How child abuse and neglect effects adults behavior?

1 doctor answer9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental and Behavioral 51 years experience
It's amazing how resilient some people are.
Oct 6, 2012

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