What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for
Association. There really is no proof of causation, but there is evidence that victims of childhood physical and sexual abuse are at increased risk for a broad range of psychiatric and nonpsychiatric physical illnesses the list of which is sadly too long to place here. However the magnitude of the risk appears to be mild to moderate, with many children doing well.
Abuse and illness. Sansone RA et at 2011 shoe w that appear to be relationships between various forms of trauma (especially sexual abuse) and borderline personality symptomatology, reinforcing the role of childhood trauma in borderline personality disorder. Borderline behavior include sexual acting out, mood instabilty, self cutting, severe anxiety, needy behaviors, difficulty with relationships being intense.