Question by Kira W:
can shaken baby syndrome cause behavioral/emotional problems that can easily be diagnosed as something else?

I can’t seem to find much on google and I wondered if anyone could tell me. I know a child, now 12, who might have been shaken as a baby but was never diagnosed. He came from an abusive household and I just wondered if anyone knew whether SBS could cause latent effects such as emotional/behavioral issues that could be diagnosed as Asperger’s or something of the like.


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Answer by Allen B
No, if that was the case every parent of a child with mental health problems would be looking for someone to blame [human nature]
It could however cause brain damage but shaking that hard would cause life threatening injuries which the child would be unlikely to survive without prompt medical intervention.

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