J Korean Neuropsychiatr Assoc.  2003 Jan;42(1):14-33.

Child Abuse and Neglect

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Child abuse and neglect are also becoming a serious threat to the health of children in Korea. Most of abused or neglected children are suffered from some mental problems. Psychiatrists are a important position to evaluate and/or treat the emotional or behavioral problems resulting from child abuse or neglect. It is crucial that psychiatrists define their role and develop the appropriate clinical skills to manage child abuse or neglect effectively. This article reviews the clinically relevant literature on the child abuse and neglect including the strategic agenda of the Korean Medical Association for promoting of optimal child health and development comprehensively.

Keyword

Child abuse; Neglect; Psychiatrist
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