THE ELDERLY CHILDREN-PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE

THE ELDERLY
CHILDREN
· Children who are victims of or exposed to
psychological abuse are more likely to be involved—
as victims or perpetrators—with psychological abuse
as adults.

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· Incidents of child physical abuse are more frequent
when accompanied by psychological abuse.

· Children who have been psychologically abused are
more likely to experience behavior problems during
their childhood and develop symptoms of anxiety,
depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder later
PSYCHOLOGICAL ABUSE
Perpetrators of psychological abuse against the elderly
often take advantage of their vulnerability in ways that
control and/or humiliate the victim, including:

· Denying or creating long waits for food, medication,
heat, or basic care.
· Taking the victim’s walker, glasses, or dentures.
· Intentionally failing to follow medical, therapy, or
safety recommendations.

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