Recognised in psychiatry as the fear of loss, the abandoned child syndrome is one that is usually born during one’s childhood. It stems from a particularly traumatic experience that could involve the loss of one or both parents or caregivers, as well as sexual abuse during childhood. This translates to the fear of losing partners or spouses in one’s adulthood and makes for an insecure and traumatized individual.
HOW IS ABANDONED CHILD SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
Abandoned children often suffer from a chronic sense of loss, fear, neglect and in some cases, even physical abuse.
HOW IS ABANDONED CHILD SYNDROME TREATED?
Corrective therapy can be used to address the abandonment issues and fears so as to create confidence and get to the source of the trauma. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help in correcting the results of these issues and trauma.
DID YOU KNOW?
Abandoned Child Syndrome may also continue as the patient enters adulthood. It becomes difficult to treat it then as therapies may not work accordingly after certain age.