Health and behavior problems can linger after child abuse | Reuters

REUTERS | on Mon, Mar 20, 3:18 PM

(Reuters Health) - - Children who have suffered from abuse or neglect may have physical or behavioral health problems even after the mistreatment stops, new guidelines for pediatricians emphasize. The guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics build on previous advice for doctors to be on the lookout for signs of past maltreatment. Since the last guidelines came out in 2008, new evidence has documented the connection between mistreatment early in childhood and subsequent health proble...

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