U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the long-term psychological effects of child abuse?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Child abuse: High risk behaviors, Depression, Anxiety, Substance abuse, Eating disorders, etc. These vary based on age when abuse occurred, type of abuse, frequency & duration & relationship between abused & abuser.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership

Similar questions

A 31-year-old member asked:

What are the long-term health affects of child abuse?

1 doctor answer10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Cindy Williams
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Child abuse: Barring any physical injuries, that may have caused permanent disability, most damage is psychological. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, being the most common. See your primary doctor, for a referral to a therapist, for diagnosis and treatment.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Apr 2, 2015

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.