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I'm wondering what effect can witnessing domestic abuse as a child have on a teenager now?

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Dr. Charles Barnhart
Psychiatry 48 years experience
Plenty: I see a lot of teens and adults who grew up in abusive homes. It can affect issues of trust, intimacy and self-esteem. If you're asking the question, somebody needs some counseling.

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Last updated May 2, 2016

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