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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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New research suggests a physical mechanism that may be contributing to the weight gain. The study looked at women who have fibromyalgia or osteoarthritis pain. It found that the ones with a history of sexual or emotional abuse as a child had significantly higher levels of the stress hormone cortisol ― despite the abuse having happened in the ... Read More »
You need to be on the lookout for signs that other people may be mistreating your child, and nowhere is that more important than in the area of sexual abuse. Male offenders are more common than females, and the majority of perps are people known to the child, such as relatives, significant others, and authority figures. The key to prevention: ... Read More »
It is hard to comprehend why anyone would abuse a child, least of all their parents. It is easy to judge; to say, "I would never do such a thing" but sometimes not easy to do. The only difference between you and them is that right now you know where to draw the line and they have lost sight of it. Any parent is capable of losing control of their ... Read More »

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