27. Maltreatment

  1. Robert Goodman1 and
  2. Stephen Scott2

Published Online: 16 AUG 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch27

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition

How to Cite

Goodman, R. and Scott, S. (2012) Maltreatment, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Third Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118340899.ch27

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

  2. 2

    Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 AUG 2012
  2. Published Print: 14 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119979685

Online ISBN: 9781118340899

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Keywords:

  • child abuse/neglect cases, disturbing and heart-wrenching;
  • multiple forms of abuse, the rule rather than the exception;
  • severe physical abuse, rarely in the open, in absence of emotional abuse;
  • abused children, sad, withdrawn/frightened, frozen watchfulness;
  • Munchausen syndrome by proxy, or factitious illness by proxy;
  • cases of no medical causes, comprising NOFT;
  • children, and effects of neglect, devastating as effects of the abuse;
  • negative emotions displayed with emotional arousal, longer to calm down

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Epidemiology

  • Clinical picture

  • Risk factors for maltreatment

  • Assessment

  • Intervention

  • Subject review

  • Further reading