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Battered child syndrome is a constellation of behavioral and emotional symptoms found in children who have been physically abused. The symptoms include relationship difficulties, fear of rejection etc

The phrase was originated by Henry Kempe in 1962.



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  • Kempe, C.H. and Helfer,R. E. (eds)(1968).The Battered Child


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  • Kempe,C. H., Silverman,F. N., Steele,B. Droegemuller,F. W., Silver,H. K.(1962) The Battered Child Syndrome. Journal of the American Medical Association, , 181: 17-24.

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