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The abuse of the disenfranchised—e.g., the underage, elderly, women, mentally impaired, illegal immigrants, etc.—by coercing them into illegal activities—e.g., drug trade, prostitution


Social medicine The abuse of the disenfranchised–eg, those underage, elderly, ♀, mentally retarded, illegal aliens, or other, by coercing them into illegal activities–eg, drug trade, pornography, prostitution. See Homelessness, Pornography, Runaway.

Patient discussion about victimization

Q. How can we prevent this bipolar disorder spreading to my family members. Am Mickey 29 year old, I lost my father who died as a victim of Bipolar disorder, because of this now I am afraid that this bipolar could again attack any one of my family members. Is there any chance for bipolar again, if it so, how can we prevent this bipolar disorder spreading to my family members?

A. Welcome Micky,
I am so sorry to hear that your father did not win his battle with bipolar disorder.
Bipolar disorder is thought to have strong genetic links so it is possible that another person in your family may develop sypmtoms of this illness, having said that it is not contageous. Take the situation with your dad into consideration if someone else in your family does develop symptoms of bipolar disorder and get them the professional help that they will need to effectivly manage the illness. GP's and family doctors do not have the tools and knowledge to effectivly treat bipolar disorder, so getting that family memeber involved with a psychiatrist and involved with the mental health community would be a vital step in learning to manage the illness. Bipolar disorder does not have to be fatal. It can be managed. A combination of the right medications, theropy, good diet, plenty of sleep, exercise, meditation etc... can all lead to a healthy and happy life for a person with BP.

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Students with disabilities are at a heightened risk for not only victimization but also suicidality (Hardan & Sahl, 1999; Ludi et al.
Rates of victimization and bullying among students with disabilities within the school context vary.
Sexual victimization prevalence, including contact and non contact offenses, was under 10% in China (8.
On one hand, research demonstrates that bullying victimization at school is a significant predictor of alcohol and other substances use among adolescents (Radliff, Wheaton, Robinson & Morris, 2012).
Past studies have reported conflicting results indicating that African Americans have experienced both increased and decreased victimization in comparison to their peers (Peskin, Tortolero and Markham, 2006; Wang, Iannotti and Nansel, 2009; Albdour & Krouse, 2014).
To summarize, all three dimensions of the dark triads seem to have some sort of relation with bullying but its relationship with victimization is yet not clear.
Given the mounting evidence of the collateral consequences of the prison boom for exacerbating racial inequality in labor market participation, health, single-parent families, childhood well-being, and other outcomes, it is highly unlikely the reductions in homicide victimization rates have outweighed the devastating impact of mass incarceration on minority communities, especially the black community.
Peer victimization is the experience in which children have to face violent and hostile behaviors and activities of other children other than their siblings, who might not be their age fellows4.
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Results Results showed that verbal parental abuse and victimization based on gender nonconformity were more prevalent among trans participants.
Various proxies have been used to account for the different elements that determine victimization.