Developmental, cognitive, and behavioral sequelae of child abuse

Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 1999 Oct;8(4):827-43, ix-x.


There is growing interest in the neurologic, behavioral, and cognitive effects of child abuse and neglect. This article explores the literature on the short and long term sequelae of physically and sexually abused and neglected children, along with controversies generated by the studies themselves. Recommendations are made for swift and ongoing intervention in cases of child abuse to protect young victims from potentially devastating effects.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Brain Injuries / etiology
  • Child
  • Child Abuse / diagnosis*
  • Child Abuse / prevention & control
  • Child Abuse / psychology*
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / diagnosis
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / psychology
  • Cognition
  • Developmental Disabilities / etiology
  • Humans
  • Intelligence
  • Language Development
  • Mother-Child Relations
  • Munchausen Syndrome by Proxy
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / etiology