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identify some of the factors that contribute to psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.

identify some of the factors that contribute to psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.

A 9-year-old child is hospitalized in the children’s unit of a psychiatric hospital. His biological father died 2 years ago, and the mother now has a live-in boyfriend who has repeatedly sexually abused him. His teacher reported this abuse to the Children’s Protective Services, and the child was removed from the home. Client’s biological mother has experienced a depressive disorder for several years. Since he has been living with his foster parents, he has exhibited numerous problems of angry outbursts with physical violence toward other children living in his foster home. The foster parents are seeking help from the psychiatrist to continue to care for Jeremy in their home.

a) Identify some of the factors that contribute to psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents.