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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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Violence (Definition)

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 ...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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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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Do violent video games cause violence?

Do violent video games cause violence?

Controversial: That's a tough question to answer. Certainly playing violent games seems to be associated with violence, though that doesn't mean the games actually caused the violence in the real world. I would say that in my judgement, children who are already vulnerable may be more easily influenced, and that kids who play these kids of games constantly are more likely to be affected. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if violent video games cause violent behavior or criminal intentions?

Can you tell me if violent video games cause violent behavior or criminal intentions?

Depends: Depends Studies provide converging evidence that exposure to media violence is a significant risk factor for aggressive and violent behavior. The APA lists myths & facts: http://www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2003/10/anderson.aspx Violent Video Games May Increase Aggression in Some But Not Others, Says New Research http://www.apa.org/news/press/releases/2010/06/violent-video-games.aspx ...Read more

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Are violent games generally more addictive than non-violent video games?

No Studies Yet: There hasn't been much research yet on the addictiveness of different varieties of video games, but it's likely that the key isn't in the genre of the game (shooters, sports, racing, etc.) but in the reward response it triggers in the patient. There is some research into similarites between gaming addiction and gambling addiction exploring the similar responses they both trigger. ...Read more

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What are warning signs for youth considering committing violent acts against others? @drpam

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What are warning signs for youth considering committing violent acts against others? @drpam

Psychologists' views: I interviewed experts for this article on school violence in '01. It was published on webmd and picked up widely (as on site below). Sadly it is still needed. If there are more current views, please add an answer or comments after reading this: http://www.Mombu.Com/politics/guns/t-opinion-blood-in-the-schoolyard-10495655.Html. ...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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Is child abuse a causative factor for domestic violence? What are your thoughts?

Cause or result: Family violence is a multi-generational process.Kids who experience/witness it at home from people they otherwise love, will grow up to continue the pattern.Often kids are the victims of family violence/abuse because they aren't skilled enough to realize when they are in danger or agile enough to get out of the way. The process is a merry go round of recurring dysfunction & all loose in the process. ...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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Can intuniv be used for asperger's / emotional meltdowns/ violent thoughts?

Can intuniv be used for asperger's / emotional meltdowns/ violent thoughts?

Perhaps: This is more difficult than it seems. All autism spectrum disorders are not alike. Looking at functional brain scans[spect} has taught us this important lesson. Thus, all aspergers folks will not respond to therapy the same way.. In general guanfacine[intuniv] helps many but may have to be combined with Oxcarbazepine [trileptal] or tegretol to achieve the outcome you describe.Functionalbrain scan. ...Read more

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Is epilepsy associated with a violent behavior?

Is epilepsy associated with a violent behavior?

Seizures: Seizures are the physical manifestation of epilepsy. A seizure cannot be controlled by the individual and is characterized by rhythmic jerking activity that can appear to be violent. Depending on the location of the seizure focus in the brain, some individuals may have more aggression. See your neurologist for further discussion. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/epilepsy.html ...Read more

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Can bipolar cause violent actions?

Can bipolar cause violent actions?

Yes, it can: Bipolar mania can surely cause violent actions. The person is agitated, irritable, energized, impulsive, and psychotic. S/he may not be able to discriminate appropriate actions. Thoughts are rapid, and difficult to follow - communications are the same way and the person can be hard to understand. Because of this, one can easily offend them. If the person is also abusing drugs, even worse. ...Read more

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Is there a link between witnessing domestic violence as a child and schizophrenia?

Is there a link between witnessing domestic violence as a child and schizophrenia?

As the precise: Cause of schizophrenia is unknown, we don't know. However, risk factors include stressful life circumstances is a risk factor, but not the cause of the illness. ...Read more

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What is elder abuse? Putting someone in restraints or medicating them?

What is elder abuse? Putting someone in restraints or medicating them?

Not exactly: Elder abuse is considered any behavior, act or lack thereof, that is not in the best interests of an elderly individual. It may be more subtle than physical abuse. It is often financially motivated such as not using their social security money for their benefit or not feeding them properly. ...Read more

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Is emotional abuse more damaging than other kinds of child abuse?

Is emotional abuse more damaging than other kinds of child abuse?

Sometimes: All types of abuse (emotional, physical, & sexual) are damaging. The extent of damage may be more severe for emotional or sexual abuse than for physical abuse. However, the extent of damage also has to do with the severity, frequency, and duration of abuse and the individual child's temperament, vulnerability to mental illness, support system, etc. Let's all pull together to help stop child abuse! ...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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Could bipolar people become violent when manic/angry?

Could bipolar people become violent when manic/angry?

Yes: Mania can be characterized by euphoric and or irritable mood. The potential for impulsivity and psychosis also increase the risk of violence. ...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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Which emotional disorder could cause a person to have irrational outbursts of violent behavior?

Which emotional disorder could cause a person to have irrational outbursts of violent behavior?

Several: It is a key feature of intermittent explosive disorder. However, other emotional disorders can lead to mood instability which might end up with violent episodes. Is the person in touch with reality? It not look towards psychotic disorders. Possibly a mood disorder in a manic episode which can manifest in irritability and impulsivity. Look for substance and alcohol abuse too. Get help! ...Read more