Psychological Aspects of Child Abuse: An Analysis Abstract This research paper focuses on the psychological aspects of child abuse identified in numerous research studies, which indicate that child abuse can have both a short-term and long-term negative effect on the victimâ€™s physical, intellectual, and psychosocial development. These studies warn that the negative psychological effects of child abuse can extend into adulthood, for victims are at much higher risk of experiencing debilitating disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder, panic disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, reactive attachment disorder, or antisocial personality disorder as adults and are more vulnerable to chronic depression, attachment...The end:
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