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Blow to the head of a child
mustelid1 posted:
I realize this isn't an abuse oriented group, but I was encouraged to ask my question here. When I was a very young child, my father would ball up his fist and slam it down on the top of my head. I have been trying to find out what kind of physical damage this kind of thing might do.Any insight here?
Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Mustelid1 -

Thanks for bringing your concerns to WebMD. I am so sorry to hear that you encountered this as a child and now possibly having some effects from this. I also encourage you to talk with someone about the emotional vs physical impact this could cause.

Here are some resources that talk about blows to the head -

A Visual Guide to Concussions and Brain Injuries
Brain Damage: Symptoms, Causes & Treatment
Child Abuse & Neglect - Symptoms
Concussion Directory - many links

Let us know if this is helpful,

~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown

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