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What types of trauma can trigger mental illness in children?

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  • An important early loss, such as the loss of a parent
  • Neglect, both emotional and physical

From: Mental Illness in Children WebMD Medical Reference

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National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 22, 2018

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National Alliance on Mental Illness.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on April 22, 2018

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