BATTERED-CHILD SYNDROME

The potentially long-term effects of repeated mental and/or physical abuse by a parent(s) to their child. As a result of physical injuries, for example, children may show signs of post-traumatic stress disorder, motor problems and develop general difficulties with attaching to other people.

BATTERED-CHILD SYNDROME: "Children who grew up with violent families have shown a tendency to develop battered-child syndrome."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BATTERED-CHILD SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/battered-child-syndrome-2/ (accessed August 20, 2019).
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