Diagnosed intellectual and emotional impairment among parents who seriously mistreat their children: prevalence, type, and outcome in a court sample.

@article{Taylor1991DiagnosedIA,
  title={Diagnosed intellectual and emotional impairment among parents who seriously mistreat their children: prevalence, type, and outcome in a court sample.},
  author={C. R. Taylor and Dennis K. Norman and J. Michael Murphy and Michael Jellinek and Declan M P Quinn and F G Poitrast and M A Goshko},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={1991},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={389-401}
}
A substantial body of research evidence over the past three decades has indicated that intellectual and emotional impairment among parents is a factor contributing to child abuse and neglect. This study examined the court records of 206 seriously abused or neglected children and their families in a large urban area and found that in over half the records a parent had been diagnosed as having an emotional disorder and/or low IQ, with a majority of these diagnoses indicating significant… CONTINUE READING

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