Alternate Names : Psychological Abuse, Mental Abuse, Verbal Abuse
What can be done to prevent the condition?
Friends, neighbors, and family members need to ask
directly about signs of possible abuse. Talking to the victim and being
supportive can make the victim feel less isolated. Showing concern lets
the victim know that there is someone to turn to if he or she wants help.
Everyone should know what resources are available for
abuse victims within their community. This can be done by reading
books and articles on abuse.
It's also important to support and promote training and education on
recognizing and addressing emotional abuse.
What are the long-term effects of the condition?
Emotional abuse can destroy the victim's self-esteem so
that he or she feels unworthy of love, respect, or friendship.
What are the risks to others?
It is hard for someone with such low esteem to have healthy
relationships with others. In addition, victims of abuse sometimes become