Friday, July 18, 2014

Psychology and Young Children

I spent most of yesterday afternoon in a psychologist deposition in an ongoing custody case.  Without discussing the case itself, I learned a lot from the doctor's deposition.  The psychologist discussed how many mental traumas are the result of activities that often occur prior to age six (6) in a child.  As a result of certain traumas from that age, an individual often has ongoing mental health issues for the rest of their life which can require intense years of treatment.  This is why it is particularly important to get individuals with mental health issues treatment particularly when they are parents.  Without it, the children of these parents end up being patients in the future with a vicious cycle that carries on for generations. 

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