Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Symptoms Evaluation Treatment Warning Signs Prevention Types

Abuse Elderly Warning Signs

Notify your doctor or abuse agency if you suspect any type of elder abuse:

  • Emotional abuse:
    • Destructive emotional responses to the child's emotions from the caregiver
  • Psychological abuse:
    • Destructive caregiver behavior that damages the mental functions of a child
  • Physical abuse:
    • Non-accidental injury to a child caused by an adult, including physical punishment.
  • Sexual abuse:
    • An interaction in which the child is sexually exploited.
  • Neglect:
    • The caregiver fails to meet the basic needs of a child.

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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