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Dr. Kathryn Seifert
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Domestic Abuse (Overview)

Domestic abuse is any violent dispute, verbal or physical, taking place between members of a household.


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What is mental state of domestic violence victims?

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What is mental state of domestic violence victims?

Domestic violence: Anger, rage, hatred, agitation, parables in extreme cases. ...Read more

Dr. Kathryn Seifert
74 doctors shared insights

Domestic Abuse (Overview)

Domestic abuse is any violent dispute, verbal or physical, taking place between members of a household.


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Anyone who overcame the memory of domestic violence or child abuse?

It takes time.: Recovering from abuse of any kind takes processing of the events, finding ways to forgive yourself and develop trust in your self and others. This takes time, support and often professional help. ...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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Does ptsd lead to suicide or domestic violence?

Does ptsd lead to suicide or domestic violence?

Association: The anger, poor impulse control & avoidance of dealing with trauma that is inherent with ptsd increases risk for suicide. Domestic violence risk is also increased with ptsd. ...Read more

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Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Do mental health facilities hire people who have history of domestic violence or child abuse?

Background Check: Usually, facilities (hospitals, nursing homes) run a background check on potential employees. ...Read more

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Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Not clear: The term alcoholism was originally coined in 1849 by magnus huss. Untill the 1940s it referred primarily to the physical consequences of long-term heavy drinking. I am not sure about the term substance abuse. ...Read more

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Will a domestic violence victim develop a personality disorder?

Personality disorder: Pds are enduring maladaptive patterns of behavior, experience, and thinking in which the person is markedly different than those in his/her culture. The problems start early, there is probably a hereditary aspect, significant childhood experience aspect as well. Domestic violence could contribute depending on how chronic or severe; other factors would be support system, role models, treatment. ...Read more

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How does one overcome domestic violence/abuse?

Counseling: Whether you are still in the situation or have left it, therapy will be helpful. Most insurance companies will now cove it, as well. If you have children, they may need counseling, as well. An evaluation by a psychologist and an md will help you determine what you may need. There are self-help materials, but talking to someone in person is best, especially if there are safety issues. ...Read more

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Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

Why foreigh women don't seek counseling for domestic abuse?

FEAR: Could be fear could be cultural differences. Do they have insurance, can they speak english. Do they have other support. Are they citizens or do they fear deportation. Lots of reasons that many women foreign or not that do not report abuse. Mistake for love and think it won't happen again. Think that they deserve the abuse or they brought it on. Get help. No abuse is alright and help is needed. ...Read more

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Do people recreationally abuse propoxyphene?

Do people recreationally abuse propoxyphene?

Of course...: Anything that can cause a mental “change in state”, will be used or abused by someone to achieve a brain change. Some substances, like alcohol, cause a reliable change in state that is similar from person to person. Other substances, like propoxyphene, produced a more unreliable change & only at higher, more dangerous doses. Also, it's not available in usa anymore. ...Read more

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How child abuse and neglect effects adults behavior?

How child abuse and neglect effects adults behavior?

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

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How would childhood sexual abuse cause psychosis?

How would childhood sexual abuse cause psychosis?

Depends on the abuse: I have worked w/ 1000's of individuals who were abused as children. The range of outcomes is very diverse, depending on the type of abuse, the number of abusers, the severity of abuse (painfulness, intrusiveness, whether done under threats), innate resourcefulness of the victim, social support network, etc. Some children were so overwhelmed by the abuse they developed multiple personality dx. ...Read more

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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

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What's substance abuse or chemical dependence?

What's substance abuse or chemical dependence?

Maladaptive pattern: Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a maladaptive patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods not condoned by medical professionals. Substance abuse/drug abuse is not limited to mood-altering or psycho-active drugs. Activity is also considered substance abuse when inappropriately used(as in steroids for performance enhancement). ...Read more

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Is shame common with victims of rape and sexual assault?

Is shame common with victims of rape and sexual assault?

Definitely !: Rape and sexual assaults are acts of violence. Society has made these into taboos. Victims of rape need to get counseling with professionals to understand their feelings and deal with the damaging effects of this experience in positive ways. ...Read more

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I need a safe house for domestic violence victims?

See below: If you ask any doctor or hospital in your area, they can direct you to the local hotline. They can then help you find a safe house or contact law enforcement. Another option is the national domestic violence hotline (www.Thehotline.Org) at 1-800-799-safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could sexual abuse cause histrionic personality disorder?

Could sexual abuse cause histrionic personality disorder?

In some instance: Only if you let the tramatic exprerience turn into a way to get attention or for gains, this is a negative and destructive personality issue. That i would suggest seeking help to modify the bahavor. ...Read more

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Regretted not reporting a sexual assault?

Regretted not reporting a sexual assault?

Get counselling: If the statute of limitations has not run its' course, it can still be reported to the proper authorities. Either way, please get some counselling to "remove the guilt" so that you can "move forward" in a psychologically "healthy way". ...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