psychological abuse


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Related to psychological abuse: Emotional abuse, Verbal Abuse

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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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in its campaigns against teen dating violence, also stresses the potential seriousness of psychological abuse.
Emotional and psychological abuse, she was a very intelligent woman and very gentle.
He said that Adel had been subjected to the same physical and psychological abuse and had shown difficulty walking.
Studies in adults have shown that psychological abuse alone can be damaging to health.
Physical violence is just one way of doing this but it will frequently be underpinned by psychological abuse.
Most of the abuse reported ranges from physical to sexual abuse, neglect, financial, emotional or psychological abuse.
According to recent British Crime Survey figures, one in four women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime, some on a number of occasions and often alongside psychological abuse.
Psychological abuse can cause the most longlasting and devastating harm.
Maulana Mohammed Amin Pandor, the chairman of KIMAB, said: "Safeguarding of all children against any form of physical, verbal, emotional or psychological abuse is fundamental not only in law but Islamic principles, values and teachings.
Ensuring that women are protected from physical, sexual or psychological abuse if they flee abroad is what lies behind the proposed European Protection Order.
Psychological abuse by an intimate partner during pregnancy is associated with postpartum depression among Brazilian women, according to a population-based study conducted in the northeastern state of Pernambuco.
Serious flaws among the care homes that have closed include verbal and psychological abuse of residents, medicines not being managed safely, leaving people at risk of not receiving vital medication and lack of medical and nursing care.
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