Provide a 8 pages analysis while answering the following question: Kids Who Are Exposed to Verbal Abuse and Personality Disorders. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. The need for more visible research that will reach physicians who provide the bulk of front line health care is underscored by failure to give even passing mention to the well-documented link between adult depression and childhood abuse in a recent review on depression in the New England Journal of Medicine” (Springer et al). Although national guidelines issued over Depression in Primary Care in the year 1993 are other quite comprehensive (“Depression in Primary Care”), yet they do not discuss the significance of abuse experienced during childhood as a risk factor. Discussion of the relationship between childhood abuse and personality disorders is also omitted in a range of reviews done over anorexia nervosa, fibromyalgia, and functional somatic syndromes in different high-impact and prestigious medical journals in the recent years (Springer et al.). Lack of awareness of this relationship among physicians caring for adults suffering from an outcome of childhood abuse saps the physicians’ ability to make appropriate patient referrals and elicit an abuse history. Research providing evidence in favor of the long-term damages caused by sexual, emotional, and physical abuse on children has expanded in recent years (“Understanding the effects”). .
One way in which maltreatment and abuse experienced during early stages in life alter the ability of an individual to positively relate to and interact with others is by alteration of the neurochemical balance inside the brain. Severe deprivation during childhood indicates that the ability of the brain to use serotonin that plays a role in the production of feelings of emotional stability and well-being may be permanently altered as a result of such maltreatment (Healy). The brain of a child grows and develops as a result of their interaction with the environment.