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Implications for practice

Although neglect and emotional maltreatment in adolescents is often under-recognised, it is clear that it has a significant impact on young peoples’ emotional state, well-being and interactions with others


The level of self-reported features identified in this review highlights the importance of asking adolescents themselves about their experiences and problems they may be experiencing, including suicidal ideation, dating violence, etc.


It is evident that emotional maltreatment in adolescents can be particularly harmful, although it is potentially misinterpreted when the children exhibit aggression, delinquency and anti-social behaviour


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