Children Carry Invisible Scars From Psychological Abuse

Physical abuse of children carries undeniable marks of pain, but in many cases the hidden scars associated with psychological abuse may be more detrimental in the long run, according to an American Academy of Pediatrics position statement published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Psychological abuse may be the most common form of child abuse and often the hardest to treat, according to the paper. "This is an area easily overlooked because it's hard to articulate," said Ruth Anan, director...Full Story
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