Abandoned Child Syndrome
Abandoned child syndrome is a proposed behavioral or psychological condition that results primarily from the loss of one or both parents, or sexual abuse. Abandonment may be physical like the parent is not present in the childs life or emotional like the parent withholds affection, nurturing, or stimulation. Symptoms may be physical or mental, and may extend into adulthood and perhaps throughout a persons life.
· Alienation from the environment – withdrawal from social activities and resistance towards others.
· Guilt – the child believes that they did something wrong that caused the abandonment (often associated with depression).
· Fear and uncertainty – clinginess and insecurities.
· Sleep and eating disorders – malnutrition, starvation, disturbed sleep and nightmares.
· Physical ailments – fatigue, drug and alcohol abuse, anxiety, depression, lack of energy and creativity, anger, and grief.
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