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Physical & Emotional Abuse Information

  • Abuse is a general term for the treatment of someone that causes some kind of harm (to the abused person, to the abusers themselves, or to someone else) that is unlawful or wrongful. Physical abuse is abuse involving contact intended to cause pain, injury, or other physical suffering or harm. Psychological abuse or emotional abuse refers to the humiliation or intimidation of another person, but is also used to refer to the long-term effects of emotional shock...
  • Psychological abuse can take the form of physical intimidation, a means to control others through scare tactics and oppression. It is often associated with situations of power imbalance often found in abusive relationships and child abuse relationships; however, it can also take place on larger scales, such as group psychological abuse, racial oppression, and bigotry. A more "mild" case might be that of workplace abuse. Workplace abuse is a large cause of workplace-related stress, which in turn can cause both physical and mental illness (such as battered women syndrome)..

    There need not be an agitator for psychological abuse to occur; one can undergo self-abuse, as in the case of someone who is depressive, or self-mutilating.

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Psychotherapy: Psychotherapy is an interactive process between a person and a qualified mental health professional. The patient will explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to help with problem solving. Women with post-traumatic stress symptoms related to childhood sexual abuse may decrease their symptoms slightly more with cognitive-behavioral ... Read More »
Sexual harassment is a personal thing. What is called sexual harassment by one person may only be harmless flirtation to another. So only you know what harassment is. If your response to another's recurring behavior is negative then its harassment. Your responses could include a stress reaction, a sense of 'don't ever do that again' or ... Read More »
That is a huge question! It deserves a huge answer - bigger than can be accommodated here. Assuming you are away from your tormentor or have gone through therapy with your tormentor and the abuse has stopped, now you have to re-establish your relationships with yourself and others. That is quite an undertaking that requires both professional and ... Read More »

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