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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Conversion therapy is extremely damaging and emotionally abusive.
But you're not a failure - the marriage isn't working because he's emotionally abusive and controlling.
She also claimed he was physically and emotionally abusive during their marriage.
She left him because he was controlling and emotionally abusive.
His defence team argued that Clayton had suffered severe abuse by his dad in his childhood, which his sister testified to, saying her father was extremely physically and emotionally abusive.
Student objective--reduce the proportion of students who report being in an intimate relationship that was emotionally abusive within the last 12 months.
Nel contended that Pistorius had been emotionally abusive to his girlfriend of four months and killed her after an argument.
It is healthy and normal for you to hang out with other people as well, so if your partner prevents you from doing so, this maybe a sign of an emotionally abusive relationship.
Usually these children who have been so severely abused either grow up to be unable to set normal functioning boundaries or become emotionally abusive themselves.
It wasn't until then--when she informed me about emotionally abusive relationships, in which someone uses verbal assaults or fear to undermine the serf-worth of their partner, and digital abuse, in which your partner uses technology to control, degrade and frighten you--that I found out I was in one.
She said: "I have been in physically and emotionally abusive relationships in the past.