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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Five years ago, I started what would become a three-year relationship with a man who I now recognize was extremely controlling and emotionally abusive (and, once, physically abusive).
Mailis reveals that she was in an emotionally abusive relationship for twenty-seven years.
Rev Dr Elijah Wade Smith, 32, was emotionally abusive to his girlfriend and humiliated her in public as well as cheating on her with a 19-year-old, according to a Presbyterial Commission report.
Elsewhere, Rose has an emotionally abusive father, played by Adrian Edmondson.
Molly Windsor as Rose (on the left) and Katherine Kelly as in ITV's new thriller, Cheat Leah's partner Adam (Tom Goodman-Hill) left, and Rose's emotionally abusive father (Adrian Edmondson)
It threatens Leah's marriage to Adam (Tom Goodman-Hill), and Rose's emotionally abusive father William (Adrian Edmondson) gets involved.
Eileen Blair "failed to provide a basic standard of care and had been emotionally abusive to residents" at the Wallace View nursing home in Stirling, the Scottish Social Services' Council's Fitness to Practice Panel ruled.
Agnes, permanently traumatized by her wartime experiences, is emotionally abusive to Gallagher and Tasha.
In some cases, they will not just be unhappy, but also stuck with physically and emotionally abusive partners.
It's gradually revealed that Del's sassy commentary masks a deep insecurity, at the root of which is an emotionally abusive mother and a sexually abusive mentor--both of whom have left her profoundly damaged.
She has also been working with a writer on her book, 'Brutally Honest',she said, "it has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues."
I've been working with a writer on my book Brutally Honest and it has been unbelievably traumatic reliving an emotionally abusive relationship and confronting so many massive issues in my life," Mel was quote as saying in The Sun .