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Doctor insights on: Can Emotional Abuse Cause Ptsd

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Could emotional abuse cause low self esteem?

Could emotional abuse cause low self esteem?

Yes: Emotional abuse can definitely cause low self esteem. If you are in an emotionally abusive relationship now, you should try to get out. If you have had emotional abuse in the past, talk therapy (counseling) can really help you deal with this and also help work on your self esteem. ...Read more

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Could emotional abuse cause a lack of awareness to social cues?

Could emotional abuse cause a lack of awareness to social cues?

Yes: A person who has been abused emotionally develop unhealthy coping styles in the attempt to stop the abuser. It is common to for an abused person to avoid any behaviors that are normal responses to social cues. They create a bubble that blurs their vision but they appear out of it" "like a zombie" to others whose intent is normal social interaction. For the abused it is unhealthy protection ...Read more

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What help is available for psychic trauma caused by emotional abuse?

What help is available for psychic trauma caused by emotional abuse?

Many psychologists: And counselors can help with the trauma of emotional abuse. The most effective treatments are (1) cognitive therapy that includes exposure through imagination and in real life and (2) eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (emdr). Those techniques, combined with stress management and empathic understanding, can help you decrease the distress of memories and reminders of the abuse. ...Read more

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Does emotional abuse cause more mental disorders as an adult compared with physical or sexual abuse?

Does emotional abuse cause more mental disorders as an adult compared with physical or sexual abuse?

All abuse causes: Emotional harm. Physical & sexual abuse is always accompanied by emotional abuse. But in my experience the emotional aspects of abuse seem to take longer to heal than the physical aspects. The good thing is that people survive & even thrive after abuse when they get the right support & help. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of emotional abuse?

What are symptoms of emotional abuse?

Emotional abuse: The person often has an extremely harsh & self-critical attitude towards herself/himself. S/he may feel s/he can't do anything right, no matter how hard s/he tries. S/he may be very sensitive to criticism, and go out of her way to be liked. S/he often exhibits poor self-care, & poor boundaries with others. Talk therapy helps explore, understand, and release painful affects and change behavior. ...Read more

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Please tell me what are signs of verbal and emotional abuse?

Please tell me what are signs of verbal and emotional abuse?

Abuse: Can you be more specific in your question--are you asking for the signs that show if somebody has been emotionally or verbally abused, or how one can tell if emotional or verbal abuse is happening to him or her? Being abused/abusing includes: humiliation, degradation, discounting, negating. Judging, criticizing, domination, control, shame, isolation, emotional abandonment or neglect. ...Read more

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In what ways are victims of childhood emotional abuse treated?

In what ways are victims of childhood emotional abuse treated?

With help: It is very very hard to recover from any abuse, especially as a child. Please seek professional help and not feel ashamed. ...Read more

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Childhood emotional abuse trauma+susceptibility to addiction, what to do?

Childhood emotional abuse trauma+susceptibility to addiction, what to do?

Find a therapist: And work on all the emotional abuse you were exposed to. Make sure trauma is an area they specialize in. Ask about emdr since it can help sipped up the process, but be ready to work in therapy for a considerable amount of time. ...Read more

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Does the silent treatment amount to emotional abuse and then may go on to physical abuse?

Yes and No: Certainly, the silent treatment can be a passive-aggressive form of abuse, but I am not aware of studies which show this is a predictor of physical abuse. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have emotional abuse?

How can I tell if I have emotional abuse?

Many factors: Verbal, physical, emotional abuse, isolation from friends and family, making you feel incompetent, caring for money more than for you, not making you a priority, beating down your self-esteem.
www. Helpguide. Org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types...
You may want to consider reading " the sociopath next door' available through amazon or b;n best wishes for a happy holiday season. ...Read more

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I'm wondering exactly what constitutes emotional abuse?

I'm wondering exactly what constitutes emotional abuse?

It is not an exact: Science. There are varying degrees of emotional abuse from teasing, to intimidation, to bullying, to badgering, and name calling. Neglect can be emotionally abusive. Exposure to parents fighting or seeing a parent physically abuse a sibling or parent can be as well. ...Read more

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Please tell me what do you consider as emotional abuse?

Please tell me what do you consider as emotional abuse?

It is not an exact: Science. There are varying degrees of emotional abuse from teasing, to intimidation, to bullying, to badgering, and name calling. Neglect can be emotionally abusive. Exposure to parents fighting or seeing a parent physically abuse a sibling or parent can be as well. ...Read more

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What do you do if you suspect emotional abuse of your grandchild?

What do you do if you suspect emotional abuse of your grandchild?

Child Abuse: Be honest with his or her parents and if they do not take action inform the school and his or her pediatrician. Silence and passivity are the worst responsed, be courageous and make your concerns known, you are obvioulsy wanting to protect this child. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I address my bfs emotional abuse?

How can I address my bfs emotional abuse?

If you don't know: How to approach this recommend seeking input from a therapist who works with domestic violence. ...Read more

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How do you differentiate lousy parenting from emotional abuse?

How do you differentiate lousy parenting from emotional abuse?

A Matter of Degree: Usually, the difference is one of degree. If an individual is negatively affected by home life and may have nightmares, flashbacks and persistent memories, then these symptoms suggest abuse, rather than "lousy" parenting. Therapy can help greatly in delineating between the two. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my therapist believes that emotional abuse is "teasing" and that victims are "too sensitive". what about you?

What do you suggest if my therapist believes that emotional abuse is "teasing" and that victims are "too sensitive". what about you?

Better explanation: If this is part of a repeating pattern and is a big if, because I do not know the case you may want to test drive a different therapist. In general It not unusual to have clients not have that right fit with therapist. The administrator of the clinic may be able to help you sort it out. Take care ...Read more

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After the first argument w/ the guy I'm dating he's been okay with yelling at me everytime he's upset. Will this lead to physical or emotional abuse?

After the first argument w/ the guy I'm dating he's been okay with yelling at me everytime he's upset. Will this lead to physical or emotional abuse?

Abusive boyfriend?: You're right to be concerned about a pattern of yelling directed at you by your boyfriend. Something is telling you this is not ok. How much do you know about your boyfriend? By continuing to date and let him yell at you, he's getting the message you accept his behavior. List of warning signs: http://www. Teensagainstabuse. Org/index. Php? Q=quizMe. Meantime don't isolate. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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I need some help dealing with emotional abuse. Help?

I need some help dealing with emotional abuse. Help?

Find a therapist: And work on all the emotional abuse you were exposed to. Make sure trauma is an area they specialize in. Ask about emdr since it can help sipped up the process, but be ready to work in therapy for a considerable amount of time. ...Read more

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What is the best way to recover from emotional abuse?

Get Help: Emotional abuse is as devastating as any other type of abuse. It must not be discounted just because there are no visible bruises or broken bones. You must find a therapist who has compassion and skills to help you work through the impact of the abuse on you and then help you learn how to manage and let go of the negative consequences of this trauma. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what do you consider emotional abuse?

Can you tell me what do you consider emotional abuse?

It is not an exact: Science. There are varying degrees of emotional abuse from teasing, to intimidation, to bullying, to badgering, and name calling. Neglect can be emotionally abusive. Exposure to parents fighting or seeing a parent physically abuse a sibling or parent can be as well. ...Read more

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What do you consider emotional abuse of a man by a woman?

What do you consider emotional abuse of a man by a woman?

Emotional Abuse: Some examples might be name-calling, telling him he is stupid, worthless, etc. Making fun of him both in private and in public. Never letting him live down his mistakes. If in a committed relationship, seeing other men and making sure he knows about it -- then saying these others are better lovers, etc. Men can also do similar and worse to women -- and do, unfortunately. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of emotional abuse in children?

What are some of the symptoms of emotional abuse in children?

Long list: Consequences of psychologic maltreatment (emotional abuse) may include: attachment problems, dependency, low self-esteem, negativity, anxiety, depression, aggression, impulse control problem, and so on. ...Read more

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How to recover from sexual & emotional abuse?

How to recover from sexual & emotional abuse?

Eval: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to determine what bothers you, and consider medication to take the edge off them symptoms. Next, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to discuss what your current emotional state and life experiences men to YOU, including sexual and emotional abuse. Meds and therapy together are the most optimal approach, for the most part. ...Read more

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Could emotional abuse be causing physical illness?

Could emotional abuse be causing physical illness?

Absolutely: Stress of any kind is well known to cause physical illness. Please read http://divorcesupport. About. Com/od/abusiverelationships/qt/repressed_emotions. Htm

you do not have to live this way. Books that I recommend to patients in this situation include the sociopath next door by martha stout (mar 14, 2006) and a dance with the devil: a true story of marriage to a psychopath by barbara bentley (2008). ...Read more

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Emotional abuse and overload of stress, what to do?

Emotional abuse and overload of stress, what to do?

Talk about it: Find a professional to talk to about your situation and how to approach reducing your stress. In addition, emotional abuse may not be safe for you. Contact your local abuse hotline or 211 if you cannot find a qualified professional. ...Read more

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Is emotional abuse more damaging than other kinds of child abuse?

Is emotional abuse more damaging than other kinds of child abuse?

Sometimes: All types of abuse (emotional, physical, & sexual) are damaging. The extent of damage may be more severe for emotional or sexual abuse than for physical abuse. However, the extent of damage also has to do with the severity, frequency, and duration of abuse and the individual child's temperament, vulnerability to mental illness, support system, etc. Let's all pull together to help stop child abuse! ...Read more

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Where can a person find help for emotional abuse?

Where can a person find help for emotional abuse?

Great resources now: Mental health is now destigmatised as celebrities and politicians are jumping in with their family members suffering to let public know they r not alone glen close who is my hero has started change2 mind. Org met her at mental health america another great platform where we patrick kennedy who jumped in with his story and now has a platform moonshot to brain. Org they have help lines resources avail. ...Read more

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What's the difference between mental and emotional abuse?

What's the difference between mental and emotional abuse?

Mental and emotional: Are the same thing. Some may quibble about the nuance of meaning however. Mind games, put downs, insults, etc. Are all forms of emotional abuse. As humans we all fail in these areas now and then but a pattern of this behavior is what we are talking about here. Peace and good health. ...Read more