March 2013. Volume 9. Number 1

Children who are abused or neglected are at increased risk of long-term health problems

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Norman RE, Byambaa M, De R, Butchart A, Scott J, Vos T. The Long-Term Health Consequences of Child Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, and Neglect: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS Med. 2012;9(11):e1001349.
Reviewers: Cuestas Montañés E1, Juanes de Toledo B2.
1Servicio de Pediatría y Neonatología. Hospital Privado. Centro Formador. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Córdoba. Argentina.
2EAP Collado Villalba. Collado Villalba. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Eduardo José Cuestas Montañés. Email: eduardo.cuestas@gmail.com
Reception date: 18/01/2013
Acceptance date: 30/01/2013
Publication date: 06/02/2013

Abstract

Authors' conclusion: this study suggests a causal relationship between non-sexual child abuse and a range of mental disorders, suicidal attemps, sexually transmitted infections, and risky sexual behaviour. All forms of child maltreatment should be considered important risks to health, contributing to increase the burden of disease in all parts of the world. Measures should be taken to identify the child population at risk as well as promote interventions to protect children from violence.

Reviewers' commentary: this study provides some causality evidence between nonsexual abuse and neglect in childhood and long-term increased risk of mental illness, drug abuse, suicide and sexual risk behavior, this facts require to have a highly responsible attitude for early abuse and neglect cases detection to treat them and prevent the presence of long-term sequelae.

How to cite this article

Cuestas Montañés E, Juanes de Toledo B. Los niños maltratados tienen más riesgo de problemas de salud a largo plazo. Evid Pediatr. 2013;9:9.

AVC | Critically appraised articles

Norman RE, Byambaa M, De R, Butchart A, Scott J, Vos T. The Long-Term Health Consequences of Child Physical Abuse, Emotional Abuse, and Neglect: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. PLoS Med. 2012;9(11):e1001349.
Reviewers: Cuestas Montañés E1, Juanes de Toledo B2.
1Servicio de Pediatría y Neonatología. Hospital Privado. Centro Formador. Facultad de Ciencias Médicas. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Córdoba. Argentina.
2EAP Collado Villalba. Collado Villalba. Madrid. España.
Correspondence: Eduardo José Cuestas Montañés. Email: eduardo.cuestas@gmail.com
Reception date: 18/01/2013
Acceptance date: 30/01/2013
Publication date: 06/02/2013

How to cite this article

Cuestas Montañés E, Juanes de Toledo B. Los niños maltratados tienen más riesgo de problemas de salud a largo plazo. Evid Pediatr. 2013;9:9.

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