Child abuse is termed any deliberate harm or violation to a child below 18 years. It is of different types: physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, emotional abuse, and medical abuse. A child who experiences abuse of any form exhibits guilt, confusion, and shame, thereby affecting social behavior. Anxiety, depression, anger, lack of self-confidence, harming oneself, rebellious behavior, etc., are a few of the child's manifestations who are encountering abuse. Activities like monitoring the child's actions, being affectionate, and keeping an eye on the caretakers help prevent child abuse.
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Query: Hello doctor, I am a 55 year old male, and I have been suffering from depression due to extreme guilt from 22 years. I have been taking allopathic medicines, but my depression bounces back. Actually, my childhood, teenage, and adolescent was disturbing. My father always abused me, and my parents qu... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I completely understand that you feel depressed and guilty due to past negative experiences in life. Multiple depressive episodes despite taking medication can be due to unresolved conflicts of childhood, which may reside in unconscious mind. Guilt is one of the factor... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am on 100 mg Sertraline for my anxiety and depression. I was abused as a child, but nobody knows that. I am struggling to deal with this and I am losing control. I am hardly sleeping and I get very aggressive. I am contemplating hurting those people who abused me and I cannot stop t... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. What do you think about your current medication? Is Sertraline helping you? If not, then you need to tell your treating doctor about it. Usually an antidepressant or anxiolytic medication begins to melt down anxiety and depression within two weeks and results are apparent... Read Full »