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Does Having A Fractured Clavicle Mean That There Was Child Abuse
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
It is possible.: Other fractures -- like skull, rib and long bones are more common. Regardless of the type of fracture, if you suspect child abuse, you should find a way to help that child.If necessary, contact the child's dr, or teacher, or a county child protective services agency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe anxiety disorder/severe child abuse, sexual, physical, psychological, mean games, mean mind games, mean sexual games. I have poor health. Take quite a few medications. I need an anxiety med doesn't cause headaches, help me please.
Clavicle fractures: The good news is that clavicle fractures typically heal faster in children than adults. Although clavicle fractures can vary in severity, typically 1 week of immobilization per year of age up to 4 weeks is needed for a fracture to heal in a child. Contact sports should be avoided for a total of 6-8 weeks after the original injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mental Illness: Those who have suffered abuse as children are at higher risk for depression and anxiety later in life. They may develop other disorders as well including ptsd, dissociative identity disorder, or borderline personality disorder. If you know of anyone who has suffered child abuse, please help to find the right psychiatrist who can work with them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Combination things: Likelihood of abuse with three elements:child with provocative behavior;parent with psychological predisposition;stressful event triggering violent reaction. Social&cultural, in addition to psychological and familial, factors have been described,dispelling the widely accepted myth that child abuse results solely from individual deviant behavior.Series of stresses that impinge on parents & children ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Combination things: Likelihood of abuse with three elements:child with provocative behavior;parent with psychological predisposition;stressful event triggering violent reaction. Social&cultural, in addition to psychological and familial, factors have been described,dispelling the widely accepted myth that child abuse results solely from individual deviant behavior.Series of stresses that impinge on parents & ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
Legal decision ...: Based on the laws of the state or municipality where the alleged abuse happened, likely via the definition of the word "child". Please see a lawyer for a professional interpretation of the law. ...Read more
Child abuse report: Doctors, nurses, therapists and others are legally mandated reporters of suspicion for child abuse. It is then up to the state legal authority to determine if abuse is substantiated or unsubstantiated. Different states have various administrative and legal channels to handle the allegation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: There are different levels of a report. In my state, if an injury may have been abuse based on exam and explanation, I am required to report it as a suspicion and it is investigated. If I offer a professional opinion that it is abuse, the kid is often admitted to the hospital for an evaluation and CPS petitions the presiding judge for custody.The outcome is based on the completed evaluation. ...Read more
Abuse increases risk: Not everyone who has a history of abuse will become addicted. However, a history of child abuse or childhood trauma can increase the risk of later alcoholism/addiction. The vast majority of patients in treatment for addiction have a history of past abuse or trauma. Childhood trauma apparently "primes the brain" to become addicted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: As dr. Amster states, this disorder is called dissociative identity disorder. It's very rare (.1 - 1% of population), and many people with it have suffered longstanding child abuse along with severe emotional neglect. These kids (& later adults) deal with their intense pain by unconsciously sequestering and experiencing only portions of self at a time. Treatment facilitates healing and integration. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A good history: Sometimes these cases are picked up by an astute doctor when a child is brought into a local ed/er for an evaluation; and child protective services is called in as abuse is suspected. If you know of a child that you suspect is being abused it is your moral duty to inform the appropriate authorities! that is how kids end up getting saved! best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Protect The Innocent: If you tell your psychiatrist that you are abusing a child or if you are under 18 and being abused, in the state of california, your doctor is legally obligated to report such abuse to the authorities. if you simply know of an abusive situation, this is not reported, but i would encourage you to report it yourself. I would image each state has similar legislation. Protect the innocent! ...Read more
Trying to get out: The collar bone (clavicle) maintains the width of the torso as the baby exits the birth canal and enters the world. If its a tight fit, the collar bone may fracture or break when the baby squeezes through. This is not uncommon and usually heals without a problem, but nerve damage can occur although this is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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