TY - CHAP A1 - Alexander Muela A2 - Elena López de Arana A3 - Alexander Barandiaran A4 - Iñaki Larrea A5 - José Ramón Vitoria ED1 - Alexander Muela Y1 - 2012-07-11 PY - 2012 T1 - Definition, Incidence and Psychopathological Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect N2 - Child maltreatment constitutes a social problem that affects all societies of the world. A recent study by the World Health Organisation points out that millions of children suffer some form of maltreatment and require medical and social attention. Therefore, child maltreatment is not a new phenomenon; it has been around since the beginning of time. Child maltreatment is recognized as an important psychopathological risk factor and is associated with poor psychological function in childhood and adolescence and adulthood. The aim of this book is to address the issue of child abuse and neglect from a multidimensional perspective. The reader will find a selection of internationally recognized works addressing the issue of child maltreatment both from theoretical and applied view. BT - Child Abuse and Neglect SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/46135 DO - 10.5772/46135 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-05-25 ER -