emotional abuse

emotional abuse

[imō′shənəl]
the debasement of a person's feelings that causes the individual to perceive himself or herself as inept, not cared for, and worthless.

emotional abuse

Pediatrics The infliction of '…coercive, demeaning, or overly distant behavior by a parent or other caretaker that interferes with a child's normal social or psychological development…' See Child abuse, Elderly abuse, Psychological abuse.
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Cumulative harm is caused by chronic maltreatment and encompasses emotional abuse and neglect (Bromfield, Gillingham & Higgins 2007; Victorian Government Department of Human Services 2007).
It is important to remember that while emotional abuse is often thought of as being committed by a man against a woman, women can also emotionally abuse men, or between members of a same-sex relationship.
His victim suffered a series of disturbing injuries as well as significant emotional abuse while alone with the disgraced officer.
It showed that 77 women, including 13 Bahrainis, sought counselling at BSH within the last four months for emotional abuse, sexual harassment and physical assault.
Preventing the emotional abuse and neglect of people with intellectual disability; stopping insult and injury.
The QFCWP received a total of 2,716 abuse cases among women and some 2,583 cases involving children during 2004-2012 and cases vary as it could include sexual, physical, neglect, battery, hitting, as well as emotional abuse," QFCWP research expert Dr Salah al-Mannai said.
Domestic abuse is not only about violence, but can also encompass psychological, sexual, financial or emotional abuse, as well as other forms of controlling behaviour.
COMEDIAN and television presenter Justin Lee Collins has never hit anyone in his life, he told his trial for domestic and emotional abuse yesterday.
The same survey found that emotional abuse in childhood also was associated with poorer relationships in adulthood.
Titled The Hidden Reason, the film discusses the effects of violence on a victim of psychological and emotional abuse -- constantly belittling a partner, name-calling, yelling, and destroying personal things, to name a few.
For this study the researchers recruited a random sample of college men and women (N = 390) and examined whether a pessimistic explanatory style mediated the relationship between childhood emotional abuse and frequency of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in the past year.
Compared with controls, IBS patients reported a higher prevalence of general trauma, physical punishment, emotional abuse and sexual events.