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Schizophrenia Associated Emotional Abuse
I was a target of my husband's first / recent psychosis and suffered emotional abuse. Do the same themes come back during a relapse? Schizophrenia
Unknowable: This can not be foretold. Even the probability of a relapse is unknowable. I can imagine how hard it is for you (and him) to deal w/ this threat. The best recommendation I can offer is a good support group. I imagine you can ask for referrals from the psychiatric resources in your area. I hope there are good ones. Best wishes for both of you to be safe. ...Read more
Mental disorder with positive, negative & cognitive sxs. A person with positive sxs loses touch with reality with hallucinations or delusions. Negative sxs: lack of pleasure; failing to take care of every day functions; losing motivation; inability to carry out plans & isolation. Cognitive symptoms could include problems focusing, memory problems or difficulty understanding ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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