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?
Abandoned Child Syndrome may be treated through prolonged counseling by experts, or through proper medication. Certain therapies like Interpersonal therapy, group therapy, intensive family therapy, psychodrama, equine therapy, dramatic experience, journaling are few methods that are adopted by experts to treat the disorder.
DID YOU KNOW?
No medical manual considers abandoned child syndrome as a mental disorder.