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Does child abuse lead to emotional attachment problems in kids?

5 doctors weighed in
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
Therapy for severe attachment problems must involve skill building and other family members to be effective. It can also take years to be effective.
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It can

Attachment problem have many causes but one is having the same person be dangerous and someone to whom it would be natural to be attached.
This often occurs in abuse of all kinds.

In brief: It can

Attachment problem have many causes but one is having the same person be dangerous and someone to whom it would be natural to be attached.
This often occurs in abuse of all kinds.
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
Dr. Robert GalatzerLevy
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