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Children Raised In Mentally Abusive Environment
If hitting and screaming at your kids is "abuse" then why do so many of my friends parents do it and my dad and all his friends were raised the same?
Definitions vary: I remember interviewing a mom whose neglected kids were frail ; undernourished.Asking about her thoughts about abuse or neglect, she told me her grandparents chained her to a stake under the porch as a kid, so she knew what abuse was. Her neglect was not intentional and she didn't see it as such. People raised with this may not accept it as abuse.That does not mean it is not. ...Read more
Could an abusive (physical, emotional and mental) childhood make you as an adult be abusive toward your own 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
If someone has borderlinepd, what's the chance that their sibling, raised in the same environment, has it also?
More likely: Some research shows that if there's one person diagnosed with borderline pd in a family, then siblings may be 10 times more likely than others to have borderline pd also. Some work has also been done with identical and fraternal twins, showing there's some genetic heritability. Of course environment is a huge factor in whether this expresses fully or not. One should feel cautious, not doomed. ...Read more
If an adult has anorexia and is cutting which is self abuse and is in therapy can they be committed to medical environment to be treated.?
Judgment call: "danger to self" due to mental illness is grounds for a short-term (usually 3 day) commitment in a psychiatric facility. It can be extended if the danger persists. But laws vary from state to state, and what counts as "danger" varies too. Clear intent to commit suicide always counts, but self-starvation and cutting may not, unless they are extreme. The therapist may offer input on this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Rash on just back of hand. Returned after bruising 1st time. Itchy burning and pink . Raised areas. No environment changes. cause?
Yes.: Drug abuse has been associated with a number of different mental health problems. Mood changes (depression, anger outbursts), impulsive behavior, psychosis, anxiety, social withdrawal, lack of motivation are all common consequences of drug abuse. There are studies that show specific mental health problems associated with certain drugs. ...Read more
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