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

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 is mental state of domestic violence victims?

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Domestic violence: Anger, rage, hatred, agitation, parables in extreme cases. ...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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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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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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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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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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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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I am experiencing impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

I am experiencing  impulsive or reckless behavior, socially withdrawn, impaired social skills, compulsive behavior, emotional problems and personality changes.

Recommend assessment: You have described a lot of symptoms that could potentially affect your life and/or that could get worse if not addressed. There are ways to manage those symptoms, but it is important to be assessed by a mental health professional (psychologist or psychiatrist) who can help you to figure out what is causing those symptoms and how to best address them. ...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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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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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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Is prolonged anger with verbal abuse part of bipolar disorder?

Is prolonged anger with verbal abuse part of bipolar disorder?

It can be: and if the person is a male it probably means depression. Here is some information about the different way depression affects high control and high achieving individuals: http://www.black-bile.com/Depressionandsuicideinhighachievers.html ...Read more

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Does childhood abuse and neglect often lead to adult criminal behavior?

Does childhood abuse and neglect often lead to adult criminal behavior?

Maybe: Abused children are much more highly represented among the ranks of poor learners, misbehaving, aggressive and oppositional conduct disordered kids. These conditions can subsequently lead to adult criminal behavior if interventions don't occur in childhood. ...Read more

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Is schizophrenia associated with emotional and/or physical abuse as a child?

Is schizophrenia associated with emotional and/or physical abuse as a child?

No Connection: There is no association between schizophrenia and childhood trauma. However, trauma and abuse can be related to the later development of various emotional problems. ...Read more

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Are emotional outbursts good for mental health?

Are emotional outbursts good for mental health?

It depends: It depends on what is meant by "emotional outbursts." sometimes people need to know the intensity and direction of your emotions -- like when someone's trying to harm you and you're screaming "no!" in ongoing relationships, it's healthier to find safe ways to discharge anger, aggression, etc until you decide how you want to deal with the person & situation. Our words & actions have after-effects. ...Read more

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Is alcoholism related to child abuse?

Is alcoholism related to child abuse?

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 more

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How to cope with trauma from child sexual abuse and depression?

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

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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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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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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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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?

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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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'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

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

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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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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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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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Do you have advice for getting over behaviors from emotional abuse?

Do you have advice for getting over behaviors from emotional abuse?

Talk therapy: CBT or other good therapy targeted at this issue can be very effective - It's emotional corrective learning. Like a student who went to a poor school system might need some remediation courses to do well in college. You can learn new ways of relating to people that will give you a richer, more pleasant life. Good luck - I'm hoping it works well for you. ...Read more

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Can you offer some tips on how to deal with the effects of emotional abuse?

Can you offer some tips on how to deal with the effects of emotional abuse?

Great question.: It depends on how the abuse has affected you and your ability to function in the world. The most important thing is to get a good mental health evaluation. This will guide you in understanding the kind of ways you can best deal with the abuse you have gone through. There is help and hope for sufferers of emotional abuse. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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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 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