psychological abuse

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psychological abuse

Emotional abuse, mental abuse A form of mistreatment in which there is intent to cause mental or emotional pain or injury; PA includes verbal aggression, statements intended to humiliate or infantilize, insults, threats of abandonment or institutionalization; PA results in stress, social withdrawal, long-term or recalcitrant depression, anxiety
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Wolf, 42, has denied the allegations of his ex-girlfriend and campaign intern, who told Politico that he was frequently physically and emotionally abusive.
Sebastian Stan, best known as Marvel's Winter Soldier, plays Harding's husband Jeff as a violent and emotionally abusive idiot.
One domestic violence victim who requested anonymity said she had filed a complaint for divorce on the grounds that her husband was physically and emotionally abusive.
The cast also included Basil Rathbone as her emotionally abusive father.
Porter's ex-wives, Colbie Holderness and Jennifer Willoughby, both went public in The Daily Mail with accounts of what they branded as physically and emotionally abusive behavior.
That's emotionally abusive, much like the silent treatment.
On the actress' able shoulder, Cha may be a victim of an emotionally abusive husband, but Cristine refuses to dumb her character down by allowing her never-say-die spunk to come fighting and shining through.
He sounds emotionally abusive and not very stable, so I don't think warning him you're going to tell your husband would be enough.
A YOUNG woman who was scarred for life in an acid attack orchestrated by her controlling boyfriend has written a book to help warn others of the early signs of an emotionally abusive relationship.
Student Objective: Reduce the proportion of students who report being in an intimate relationship that was emotionally abusive within the last 12 months.
Emotionally abusive relationships can destroy your self-worth, lead to anxiety and depression, and make you feel helpless and alone.