maltreatment


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maltreatment

Any unreasonable and imbalanced interaction between two or more people, in which one party wields control and is verbally or physical abusive of the other.
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maltreatment

Social medicine Any of a number of types of unreasonable interactions with another adult. See Child maltreatment, Cf Child abuse.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

maltreatment

(măl-trēt′mĕnt) [″ + ″]
Neglect or abuse of people or things.
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This study examines whether state-level changes in alcohol tax rates predict changes in state-level child maltreatment rates.
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She said the Muslims face this maltreatment in the Europe and America because the rulers of the Muslim countries are coward and apathetic.
Among the study participants, 51.8 per cent of adolescents indicated a history of at least one form of maltreatment.
The panel nonetheless said this 'does not negate the possibility' of physical maltreatment, grave coercion, and extortion against the detainees.
"It is also important to stress that the share of abuse or maltreatment petitions that results in foster care placement have declined over the years, while the share of petitions that results in court-ordered supervision have remained relatively constant.
Study researchers estimated that factors such as bullying and childhood maltreatment were responsible for nearly half of the disparity in teen pregnancy risk.
Researchers from the USPSTF reviewed the evidence relating to the benefits and harms of preventive care services initiated in primary care for patients without signs or symptoms of child maltreatment.
Severity of maltreatment is found to increase mental illnesses (depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, and suicidality) in adulthood even when controlling for confounding socioeconomic and sociodemographic factors (Fergusson et al., 2013).
Earlier, the secretary told the court that law had taken its course against those involved in manhandling and maltreatment of special children in schools.
His statistical analysis shows the marked differences between different forms of child sexual abuse and maltreatment.
Childhood maltreatment is associated with a variety of changes in brain structure and function and in stress-responsive neurobiological systems [6-8].