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Child Neglect And Psychological Abuse
Variable effects: There are many possible outcomes from child abuse & neglect. The most tragic is when the same things are perpetrated upon children. It can cause severe anxiety, depression, flashbacks, dissociation, trouble with trust & boundaries, drug & alcohol abuse, & suicide attempts. It can also lead to perfectionism and high achievement. With treatment, the person can heal and enjoy a fulfilling life. ...Read more
What sort of mental illnesses can come from child neglect physical/emotional/ verbal/ sexual abuse?
PTSD: Any type of childhood abuse can cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This can affect different people in several different ways- including attachment disorders, addictions, high-risk behaviors, anxiety, depression, and many others. Find a good therapist who specializes in ptsd to help deal with some of these issues. ...Read more
It often does: Child abuse in implys that the people trusted to care for a child also inflict physical, emotional or sexual abuse.The fact that these perpetrators are supposed to create the strongest bonds of trust with the victim, often makes the victum leary of any close relationship. When their bonded abuser can be both loving & supportive & cruel & hateful, kids may distrust everyone.Therapy can help in time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a childhood of sexual abuse, bullying and parental neglect, how can someone as an adult bring themselves to trust again?
Therapy: With someone who is trained in working with victims of abuse and neglect. You also want to find someone that you can feel somewhat comfortable with. You can find a local psychologist here: locator.Apa.Org ask about special experience in working with survivors of trauma and neglect. Be well. ...Read more
Could an abusive (physical, emotional and mental) childhood make you as an adult be abusive toward your own children?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for
Mood Problems, PTSD: The most common psychiatric problems related to a history of abuse are various mood related problems, such as depression, and anxiety-related symptoms (including full-blown ptsd). There is also an increased risk of other behavioral problems and substance abuse. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can the trauma of verbal and emotional abuse from a bipolar spouse cause the "healthy" partner to develop mental illness such as depression or anxiety?
Mental Health: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
Therapy: Trauma from child sexual abuse frequently affects many parts of daily life unless it is treated. Talking to someone trained in dealing with this type of abuse can stop it from being so powerful and allow it to become part of your past instead of living with its effects daily. Fighting the effects is probably a large part of your depression. It is exhausting. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Abuse increases risk: Not everyone who has a history of abuse will become addicted. However, a history of child abuse or childhood trauma can increase the risk of later alcoholism/addiction. The vast majority of patients in treatment for addiction have a history of past abuse or trauma. Childhood trauma apparently "primes the brain" to become addicted. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?
Depression - trauma: If there is no evidence of a family hx of depression and you experienced prolonged and severe verbal abuse, it is possible to have developed a negative self-esteem from the abuse which can lead to pessimism about self, the world, and the future. As a result then depression can occur. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What is the difference between emotional and psychological abuse or neglect... from a professional standpoint?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
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
Do sexless relationship come under the category of mental abuse.. Do we need treatment for that..
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
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
I have severe anxiety disorder/severe child abuse, sexual, physical, psychological, mean games, mean mind games, mean sexual games. I have poor health. Take quite a few medications. I need an anxiety med doesn't cause headaches, help me please.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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