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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How Does Child Abuse Affect Mental Health Through Life? Types of AbuseNeglect 62.8%Physical abuse 16.6%Sexual abuse 9.3%Emotional/psychological abuse 7.1%Medical neglect 2.0%Other 14.3% GenderBoys and girls are equally likely to suffer maltreatment. In 2005, 47.3 percent of child victims were male, and 50.7 percent were female.(USDHHS, 2007). AgeVictimization rates were highest within the youngest population of children, from birth to 3 years old, at a rate of 16.5 per 1,000 children 0 20 40 60 80 100 January February March April May June July July June May April March February January 0 320 640 960 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 Future Potential Impacts Depression Anxiety Disorders Poor self-esteem Aggressive Behavior Suicide Attempts Eating Disorders Use of Illicit Drugs Alcohol Abuse Post-traumatic Stress dissociation Sexual Difficulties Self-harming Behaviors Personality Disorders.("Child Abuse Has Many Potential Impacts.") Save Me "Approximately 40 percent of child victims were maltreated by their mothers acting alone; another 18.3 percent were maltreated by their fathers acting alone; 17.3 percent were abused by both parents." ("Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics.") The amount of children that were abused each year. All these factors play a role in child development and their overall heath. From day one a child can be born into a life of abuse and this will rapidly effect their mental development and steer on to the wrong path. (Landry, Roger. "The Liberty Beacon.") "Maltreatment during infancy and early childhood has been shown to negatively affect early brain development and can have repercussions into adolescence and adulthood. The immediate emotional effects of abuse and neglect--isolation, fear, and an inability to trust--can translate into lifelong consequences including low self-esteem, depression, and relationship difficulties." "Research suggests that adults who were maltreated as children show higher rates of many health problems not typically associated with abuse and neglect, such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lung disease, and liver disease." ("Health and Mental Health.") Works Cited"Child Abuse and Neglect Statistics." Child Abuse Statistics Get the Facts of Child Abuse and Neglect. N.p., n.d. Web. 23 Nov. 2014."Child Abuse Has Many Potential Impacts." Child Abuse Has Many Potential Impacts. N.p., n.d. Web. 24 Nov. 2014."Health and Mental Health." Health and Mental Health. N.p., n.d. Web. 25 Nov. 2014.Landry, Roger. "The Liberty Beacon." The Liberty Beacon. N.p., 27 Oct. 2013. Web. 25 Nov. 2014.
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