Sexual Abuse during childhood is a real tragedy robbing children of their childhood which is the golden period of life. Such children become a subject to self-pity and guilt and exhibit low self-esteem. Abused children exhibit situations like difficulty in building up relationships with people, low self-image, eating disorders, as well as physical disabilities. Children who have been subject to a child abuse or are still suffering from it usually show a rapid change in their everyday routine. He or she might exhibit several symptoms such as bowel disorders, loss of appetite, headaches. often a complaint of vaginal discharge, amnesia, disturbed preach and lack of interest in studies and sports.
Sometime a female child who has been abused sexually might suffer from an early pregnancy. If a parent or a relative somehow concludes or is in a doubt that a child has been a subject of sexual abuse, the child should be taken to the pediatrician to confirm it and thus save him from future abuse. Childhood abuse is a traumatic life event that may lead to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder for which a person has to take therapies and medicines to cope up with the situation. Children who had been subject to sexual abuse when grow up also exhibit trouble and difficulty during development of intimate relations as they suffer from reactive attachment disorder.
A child who has been sexually harassed undergoes a series of changes in brain function and development having adverse and deleterious effects on neurological and psychological development and growth of the child. The time period during which abuse continued or either it was a single event also contributes to the symptoms that child exhibits after abuse accordingly Children who are abused more than once take much time to recover and live a normal life.
According to a research carried out by Department of Sociology at University of Nebraska-Lincoln 41 articles on sexual child abuse were examined and outcome concluded PSTD, suicidal attempts, antisocial behavior disorder and low self-esteem.
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