Parents with mental illness and child abuse
What is your take on the correlation of the risk of children being abused by parents with a mental illness?
What measures can be implemented to prevent abuse from occurring, or to protect a child that is currently abused?
Do you have any personal experiences that you would like to share regarding this topic?
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According to a new study, a history of child abuse significantly impacts the wide range of challenges facing depressed parents/caregivers.
The increased psychiatric risk for children of mentally ill parents is due partly to genetic influences and partly to an impairment of the parent-child interaction because of the parent’s illness. Furthermore, adverse factors are more frequent in these families, as well as a higher risk for child abuse.