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What is the difference between emotional and psychological abuse or neglect... from a professional standpoint?

What is the difference between emotional and psychological abuse or neglect... from a professional standpoint?

Not much.: Abuse that causes hurtful emotional reactions can be caused by harshly acted out feelings or thoughts exressed in ways designed to also hurt. If you suspect abuse, seek help from a therapist, teacher or from someone in authority who is safe. ...Read more

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How serious is is psychological abuse before it takes it's toll on an individual due to that individual is in an unwanted and unneeded forced guardianship because, I am the one who has been put under forced guardianship , and thus it is guardianship a

How serious is  is   psychological abuse before it takes it's toll on an individual due to that individual is in an unwanted and  unneeded forced guardianship because, I am the one who has been put under forced guardianship , and thus it is guardianship a

This : This is a complex question and one which does not lend itself particularly well to this format. If the individual was a minor then it could be reported to child protective services who would then investigate. It sounds like the individual is having a difficult time. I suggest that the individual see a counselor. The counselor can provide reality feedback and help to develop a strategy to deal with the problem. ...Read more

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Could you completely recover from emotional/psychological abuse/trauma?

Could you completely recover from emotional/psychological abuse/trauma?

Yes, recovery is: Possible for any sort of abuse. You will always have the memories but they do not have to be "front and center" in your life. The best use of any suffering can be to make us stronger and use the knowledge we gain to help others. Every life event shapes us depending on how we eventually deal w/it. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What percentage of adults who experienced sibling physical and psychological abuse as children have PTSD?

What percentage of adults who experienced sibling physical and psychological abuse as children have PTSD?

PTSD: I feel empathy for those going through sibling physical and psychological abuse as children It causes intense fear, panic and helplessness Frequent and intense episodes of abuse with injury; and lack of love and support from the parents can lead to PTSD. There are no scientific studies to show the percentage of adults with PTSD due to abuse as children See a Psychiatrist for Therapy and Medication ...Read more

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Can a hostile work environment and severe psychological abuse by your employer cause PTSD?

Can a hostile work environment and severe psychological abuse by your employer cause PTSD?

Stress reaction: PTSD is a formal psychiatric diagnosis for a syndrome of that occur in veterans after military service or other people subjected to prolonged and inescapable severe stress. Hostile work environments can be extremelyunpleasant, but they are more likely to cause an acute (short-term) stress reaction that will eventually resolve. Importanly, you can leave the work environment to lower the stress. ...Read more

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What effect does verbal and mental abuse have on a child later in life?

What effect does verbal and mental abuse have on a child later in life?

The death of trust: A kids self concept is relatively set by the age of 6-8. The parent or parents provide the most important trust relationship in that formative period. If the parent (who they idolize by default) tells them they are worthless or variations of the same, the ability to trust can die & self concept is wounded. Many adult problems or addictions reflect a desire to fill the void left by this wound. ...Read more

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Can there be help for domestic mental abuse?

Can there be help for domestic mental abuse?

You can try: Despite today's emphasis on preventing bullying by peers, a child or teen can do little about emotional abuse in the home. Pretending to love the parents until escape is possible is often the best junior can do. But it's very much worth telling teachers, your physician ("family counseling"), pastor. If they lay a finger on you or wake you up at night to scream at you, call the police. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what do you consider mental abuse?

Can you tell me what do you consider mental abuse?

Mental Abuse: There is an old saying that if you think you have a problem you probably do. Abuse can be intentional or not. The important thing is how do you feel? If you are "walking on eggshells" something is wrong.. Again the other person my not know they are hurting you but you can still feel abused. Either way it is not "your fault." it is good to talk these things out with someone. Therapist? ...Read more

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Can you please discuss the criteria for mental abuse?

Can you please discuss the criteria for mental abuse?

Mental Abuse: When you feel restricted in expressing your thoughts, feelings, have to stay on egg shells all the time, fear what the other person may say or react when you say or act certain way, these are signs of abuse. ...Read more

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I suspect a coworker is suffering from spousal mental abuse. How can I help her?

I suspect a coworker is suffering from spousal mental abuse. How can I help her?

Touchy: First you need to see if she is open to your trying to help. Then you should be supportive. However, your intervention could be dangerous if the spouse finds out and reacts violently. The best recourse is to try to get her to decide to get professional help or to go to a shelter for abused spouses. Be careful.... ...Read more

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I'm 40& like to wear diapers cause they r very comfortable and keep me happy !!! All thru out my life since childhood cause mental abuse when young !

I'm 40& like to wear diapers cause they r very comfortable and keep me happy !!! All thru out my life since childhood cause mental abuse when young !

Whatever U like: If your cool with this & it doesn't cause any awkward situations in your life, do as you please. You offered it up to an information site for either help or as a boast.You mention childhood traumas.We would all occasionally like to retreat to the times we felt loved & cared for but don't need diapers to get through the day. If the diaper represents something missing from your life,find a therapist ...Read more

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Do sexless relationship come under the category of mental abuse.. Do we need treatment for that..

Do sexless relationship come under the category of mental abuse.. Do we need treatment for that..

Why Marry?: Nope. But, it may be a reason to annul or divorce. Given the limited nature of your question even though this is a very complicated situation with lots of possible issues. But, get out or get it solved. ...Read more

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Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Is it mental abuse for daycare workers to argue with parents in front of children?

Certainly no help: Whether or not this constitutes mental abuse is probably a matter of degree and definition. The obvious question is why this conversation was begun in the presence of the children, and how it degenerated into an argument. Neither party appears to be acting like thoughtful adults, and the children will certainly not benefit from observing and then potentially copying this behavior. ...Read more

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What are the long-term psychological effects of child abuse?

What are the long-term psychological effects of child abuse?

Child abuse: High risk behaviors, Depression, Anxiety, Substance abuse, Eating disorders, etc. These vary based on age when abuse occurred, type of abuse, frequency & duration & relationship between abused & abuser. ...Read more

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What's the best way to approach spousal abuse for my child's psychological development? My son is only a year old right now. His father and I have been apart since he was 3 months old and we aren't going to be getting back together. His father was not the

What's the best way to approach spousal abuse for my child's psychological development? My son is only a year old right now. His father and I have been apart since he was 3 months old and we aren't going to be getting back together. His father was not the

Hello. : Hello. It sounds like you have been through a very difficult time. I don't think an on-line doctor can answer this very sensitive question. Ultimately, you will need to weigh in the pros and cons. I suggest that you work with a counselor. It would help you to process the abuse as well as being a good sounding board for how you will approach this in the future. I sincerely hope that you are on the road to healing. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

Is it fair to have a psychological evaluation when you are sad and depress? The court ordered psychological evaluation on the parents. One parent who had custody of the child for 16 years temporary loss custody and the child was given to the abusive paren

A : A good court evaluator would take into consideration all aspects of the parental care of the minor child. It is certainly understandable that the circumstances described would create great stress for the custodial parent and could contribute to the mood disorder described. However, if that parent had custody for 16 years, it is reasonable to assume that the child is at least 16 years of age and certainly in many state jurisdictions has a say about which parent he/she wishes to live with. It is not stated why the long term custodial parent lost custody nor what the nature of the alleged abuse might have been. These are the very factors, especially the adolescent's viewpoint that a competent evaluator would be taking into account. ...Read more

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What constitutes psychological elder abuse?

What constitutes psychological elder abuse?

Elder Abuse: Elder abuse is “any form of mistreatment that results in harm or loss to an older person.” people of trust, such as adult children, grandchildren and other known caregivers can take advantage of the declining mental and physical capacity of an elder. Emotional abuse is inflicting mental pain, anguish, or distress on a senior person through verbal or nonverbal acts, e.g. Humiliating, intimidating. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse and excessive drinking a psychological or physical problem?

Is drug abuse and excessive drinking a  psychological or physical problem?

Both: There is a genetic component according to c.Robert cloninger's studies of scandanavian twins adopted at birth, but he noted that majority of the etiology is "non-specific". 12 steps are best treatment strategy developed so far. If you have trouble with the spiritual aspect, try holotropic breathwork first. ...Read more

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If you're living in an abusive home and you suffer from a lot of psychological problems as a result, how should you get out of it?

If you're living in an abusive home and you suffer from a lot of psychological problems as a result, how should you get out of it?

Get support 1st: Leaving an abusive situation takes some planning, and you need support for this. It's very common for people who are being abused to feel they deserve this, and to be reluctant to seek help -- but this tendency is not your friend. Check out http://www.Helpguide.Org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_help_treatment_prevention.Htm -- lots of info there & at the bottom are helpful phone numbers, etc. ...Read more