Billy asked in HealthMental Health · 1 month ago

Child abuse ?

Can child abuse and neglect be a cause of personality disorder and mental health issues 

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  • 3 weeks ago

    Yep, it can.    

  • 4 weeks ago

    Without a doubt.

  • Raja
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes. To overcome this trouble you must forget the past as if they have never happened in your life. That is the only way. Fill your mind with present. Be busy with your current affairs and keep your mind in good things.

    Human beings are ruled by spirits but humans must learn to control and rule the spirits. Spirits possess people according to the mental state of the human beings and keep them in the same state until they are rejected and replaced by another. This is an all time phenomena occurring in all humans. Human beings are always under the influence of spirits. Certain situations and circumstances cause the possession of certain type of spirits. Often thinking and talking about bad subjects or bad imaginations even for fun can take serious turns on one who think and talk. Often thinking and talking about good subjects with good imaginations can create positive effects in your life. Your favorable thoughts and beliefs can bring favorable spirits by your side. The more you think the more would be the possession of that spirit. All spirits (good and bad) have the dominating character. They can take you to the extent of sacrifice or suicide.

    All of your activities, talks and even thoughts determine what kind of spirits you will have for your life. Only these spirits are the reason for the good and bad happening in your life. These spirits determine your destiny from your daily activities, talks and thoughts too. Spirits are separate elements. A human being doesn't have a spiritual body. A human being during his/her life time is living with many spirits which have joined one by one since birth. They are knowledge, skills, feelings, emotions, interests and everything. These spirits are your consciousnesses and memories. Even thoughts are not your own. For example, when you want to take a decision on a subject, one after another the spirits think and you just listen, choose or reject the ideas which they transmit to your mind through your brain in the form of thoughts. Brain is just a media to connect the spirits to your mind. A mind is just a computer's mind. After the destruction of a computer completely you will not get it's mind. The same is the case with the human beings. Soul is nothing but an energy needed for the functionality of a body. It is not a spirit or anything else. A body's functionality is based on the auto mechanism.  After death all spirits which accompanied a person quit and go to different places searching new bodies. No one lives after death in any form and there is no afterlife. All human beings are just robots made of flesh and bones and toys of the spirits for their games.

    You must not leave your mind in it's own way. If you do, the spirit will take your mind for it's own, then controlling it is not so easy. First of all you must think and believe that it's not you. Then you must command that spirit both mentally and orally to go. Whenever you are possessed by that thought you must divert your mind at once towards some other subject and stay in it for a while and then continue your duty. This is a mental exercise. You may also bring at once an opposite feeling through your imagination. For example if the depression is about your future then you may think, imagine and believe that you are going to live a healthy, wealthy and happy life in future. You must continue this exercise for few days. While doing this exercise you are creating an opposing spirit, i.e., a positive force. Soon this new spirit gets stronger and eliminates the negative force. Within a few days you will be alright.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Yes it’s probably the primary cause

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  • kelvin
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    it can cause people to kill themselves

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    Psychological Consequences

    Child abuse and neglect can cause a variety of psychological problems. Maltreatment can cause victims to feel isolation, fear, and distrust, which can translate into lifelong psychological consequences that can manifest as educational difficulties, low self-esteem, depression, and trouble forming and maintaining relationships. Researchers have identified links between child abuse and neglect and the following psychological outcomes. 

    Diminished executive functioning and cognitive skills. 

    Disrupted brain development as a result of maltreatment can cause impairments to the brain’s executive functions: working memory, self-control, and cognitive flexibility, for example, the ability to look at things and situations from different perspectives. Children who were maltreated also are at risk for other cognitive problems, including difficulties learning and paying attention. 

    Posttraumatic stress. 

    Children who experienced abuse or neglect can develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which is characterized by symptoms such as persistent re-experiencing of the traumatic events related to the abuse; avoiding people, places, and events that are associated with their maltreatment; feeling fear, horror, anger, guilt, or shame; startling easily; and exhibiting hypervigilance, irritability, or other changes in mood. PTSD in children can lead to depression, suicidal behavior, substance use, and oppositional or defiant behaviors well into adulthood, which can affect their ability to succeed in school, and create and nurture important relationships.

    Poor mental and emotional health. 

    Experiencing childhood maltreatment is a risk factor for depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric disorders throughout adulthood. Studies have found that adults with a history of ACEs had a higher prevalence of suicide attempts then those who did not. Further, adults with major depression who experienced abuse as children had poorer response outcomes to antidepressant treatment, especially if the maltreatment occurred when they were aged 7 or younger. 

    Attachment and social difficulties. 

    Children who experience abuse or neglect are more likely to develop antisocial traits as they grow up, which can lead to criminal behavior in adulthood. 

    Juvenile delinquency leading to adult criminality.

    Several studies have documented the correlation between child maltreatment and future juvenile delinquency and criminal activities. Children who experience maltreatment in the form of physical and emotional abuse are more likely to develop antisocial behaviors and form relationships with other antisocial people. Furthermore, there is a difference between girls and boys in the way child maltreatment influences delinquent behavior. In the study, girls tended to express internalizing behaviors such as depression, social withdrawal, anxiety, while boys tended to express externalizing behaviors, for example, bullying, aggression and hostility leading up to adult criminal behavior. 

    Alcohol and other drug use. 

    Adults who had been maltreated as children are at a significantly higher risk of substance use disorders than adults who have not been maltreated. 

    Future perpetration of maltreatment. 

    Although most children who have experienced abuse and neglect do not go on to abuse or neglect their own children, research suggests they are more likely to do so compared to children who were not maltreated. This cycle of maltreatment can be a result of children learning early on that physical abuse or neglect is an appropriate way to parent. 

    Behavioral Consequences

    Victims of child abuse and neglect often exhibit behavioral difficulties even after the maltreatment ends. Maltreatment can affect individuals’ behaviors as adolescents and adults. Unhealthy sexual practices. Studies suggest that abused or neglected children are more likely to engage in sexual risk-taking as they reach adolescence, including a higher number of sexual partners, earlier initiation of sexual behavior. 

    Toxic Stress

    Strong, frequent, or prolonged activation of a person’s stress response system, often referred to as toxic stress, can have long-lasting damaging effects on an individual’s health, behavior, and ability to learn. Toxic stress can be caused by experiencing ACEs, including child maltreatment. It can change an individual’s brain architecture, which can cause the person’s stress response system to be triggered more frequently and for longer periods of time and place him or her at an increased risk for a variety of physical and mental health problems, including cardiovascular disease, depression, and anxiety. 

    Long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect. 

    The major negative physical, cognitive, psychological, behavioural and social consequences of child abuse and neglect that extend into adulthood. The negative consequences associated with past histories of abuse and neglect are often interrelated, as one adverse outcome may lead to another such as substance abuse problems or engaging in risky sexual behavior may lead to physical health problems. 

    Adverse consequences are broadly linked to all abuse types, however, where appropriate, associations are made between specific types of abuse and neglect and specific negative outcomes. Adverse outcomes of abuse and neglect often emerge in childhood and adolescence and may continue in adults with histories of abuse and neglect. 

  • LAN
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    It can.  Just not the imaginary kind you have.

    Every single thing you post is just an excuse to whine about how pathetic you are.   We get it, you are a loser that has no interest in doing anything positive with your life.   At least stop the constant attention whoring about it.

  • Andy C
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes.  It definitely can.

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