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Violence (Overview)

Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.


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What's the reason behind violence against women?

What's the reason behind violence against women?

Several reasons: When a sub-culture accepts that men should be more powerful than and control women, harming them to maintain control becomes acceptable. If violence was witnessed as a child, a man may believe it is ok. Some men believe that it is part of "being a man." if a man was traumatized by violence as a child, he may not have skills to manage anger or his own behavior. He could be mentally ill. ...Read more

Violence (Overview)

Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation.


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How does violence in the media affect us mentally?

How does violence in the media affect us mentally?

Unfortunately : violence in the media has two significant kinds of impact on our mental health. On one hand, it leads to increased violent behavior for some people. On the other hand, it numbs others to violence which may lead to expecting or accepting the occurrence of violence in our society. It may in part explain onlookers not intervening to stop violence in public. ...Read more

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Lately I have been having dreams with violence. Why?

Lately I have been having dreams with violence. Why?

Many reasons: Dreams are our brains way of continuing to process information and deal with things. There may be a number of factors that contribute to violent dream content including viewing violent television, unresolved anger, trauma, etc. If it is distressing you or doesn't let up, it may be worth it to talk to a psychotherapist. ...Read more

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How can I defend myself against violence from my man?

How can I defend myself against violence from my man?

Abuse: The only defense you have is to not tolerate this great disrpect of you as a human being. It is difficult to set limits with someone you love even when they are abusive, seek help immediately from a clinical psychologist who can help you develop the ability to seperate and not tolerate abuse. Obtain a restraining order and do not allow this abuse, it will never stop if you don't. Best. ...Read more

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What can you doctors do to end violence against women?

What can you doctors do to end violence against women?

Great Question: I try to do my part by assisting each of my patients -- men and women -- to heal from feelings of shame and unworthiness that may propel them to harm each other. Such feelings make women not speak out, and may make men want to bully. (i've seen it the other way 'round also.) we can each heal ourselves of our own hurts so that we won't need to be blind to others' -- and can speak out publicly too. ...Read more

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How do I break up with someone that threatens violence?

How do I break up with someone that threatens violence?

Find support: I would recommend that you have a strong support group consisting of either friends, relatives, etc. They need to be with you when and if you do decide to end your relationship. Unfortunately, we can not always control the actions of others. If you were hit or injured you need to obtain a restraining order. ...Read more

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Which factors increase the likelihood of teen violence?

Which factors increase the likelihood of teen violence?

2 groups: Two groups of violent teens. 1. Come from a family background of abuse, neglect and family violence; have not learned effective skills of communication, problem solving, self and anger management ; has multiple problems in school, home and community; delinquency; past violent behavior. 2 - psychotic, delusional, paranoid, late teen male, event that damages ego, told someone of violent plans. ...Read more

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What can cause violence in a normally non-violent diabetic?

Different things: Without knowing more history, hypoglycemia can cause combativeness. Unstable blood sugars will also affect moods. Then again, things unrelated to diabetes can also affect personality and mood. Please discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would looking at videos of real violence desensitize someone?

It can: People should not do anything to the exclusion of other activities. If you watch violent videos, you should be over 18 and limit the amount of time you participate in this activity. Those with trauma histories may be harmed more by violent videos than those without trauma histories. If violent videos upset you or give you nightmares, or other symptoms, see a psychiatrist or psychologist. ...Read more

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What are the efforts made to stop violence against women by people they know?

Ask for help!: Domestic violence is unfortunately very common. It is important to ask for help from your doctor or nurse. Often in a hospital or office, the nurse will ask all family and friends to step out. This is the time to ask for help. If no one is with you sometimes a doctor will admit you to the hospital under a fake name for protection so no one knows where you are. Have a plan before you leave. ...Read more