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Dr. Jeff Jacobs answered:

Is emotional abuse more damaging than other kinds of child abuse?

Sometimes

All types of abuse (emotional, physical, & sexual) are damaging. The extent of damage may be more severe for emotional or sexual abuse than for physical abuse. However, the extent of damage also has to do with the severity, frequency, and duration of abuse and the individual child's temperament, vulnerability to mental illness, support system, etc. Let's all pull together to help stop child abuse!
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs answered:

Is there such thing as having emotional growth stunted due to child abuse?

Absolutely!

There is no doubt about it. Child abuse can cause serious problems with normal emotional growth. Child abuse is illegal in all 50 states and many states require adults to report suspected child abuse. Child abuse has very serious, bad, long-term effects and can even lead to death. Let's all pull together to help protect children from abuse!
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Is it considered emotional child abuse if the parents don't directly abuse a child but constantly fight at home?

Depends

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Does child abuse lead to emotional attachment problems in kids?

It often does

Child abuse in implys that the people trusted to care for a child also inflict physical, emotional or sexual abuse.The fact that these perpetrators are supposed to create the strongest bonds of trust with the victim,often makes the victum leary of any close relationship. When their bonded abuser can be both loving & supportive & cruel & hateful, kids may distrust everyone.Therapy can help in time
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Am I being neglected and/or abused? what are the signs of child abuse?

You?

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Are you a child asking this question? Are you asking if YOU are being abused, or if your child is being abused? your info says that you are 42 years old. I am confused.
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Interested to know how does child abuse affect mental health?

A LOT

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Child abuse is an under-reported factor in many mental illnesses like depression, anxiety disorders, etc. It's also linked to chronic pain conditions like chronic pelvic pain, fibromyalgia, IBS, etc. It's not a direct "this causes that" phenomenon, but people are whole beings and respond to events on many levels at the same time. If your primary caretakers harm you, it does not inspire trust.
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Dr. Miroslava Fox answered:

Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Background Check

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Usually, facilities (hospitals, nursing homes) run a background check on potential employees.
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Dr. Kevin Passer answered:

What are the effects of child abuse?

Serious and Numerous

This is a big topic. There can be both short term and long term effects from childhood abuse and neglect. The consequences of being abused as a child can be mild or severe with problems in the areas of Depression, Anxiety, Suicidality, Substance Abuse and Criminality-but those aren't all. Some great information is at the website for Child Welfare Information Gateway. http://www.childwelfare.gov/
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Is being "emo" a sign of child abuse?

Not necessarily

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It is a bit of a "red flag" to have a child to adopts an odd posture like emo, or punk, or goth, or something counter culture. However there are always other things that can lead a child there. Some are just drawn there, others gain acceptance by friends. Some children are outcasts for personality or sexual reasons. Childhood traumas can lead to odd personality quirks, but other things do too.
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Dr. Thomas Riney answered:

Is constantly swearing at a child considered a form of child abuse?

Yes

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verbal abuse is more common and more damaging in many ways than physical abuse, please report it to your local child abuse hotline
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