Alternate Names : Psychological Abuse, Mental Abuse, Verbal Abuse
How is the condition diagnosed?
Since emotional abuse doesn't always leave visible scars or
bruises, it can be hard to diagnose. In fact, sometimes the victims
don't even see it. They may not feel good about themselves or their
relationships, but they don't connect it with how their abusers treat them.
Sometimes, a third person will witness the abuse and
recognize it right away or over time. Healthcare workers also may be
able to diagnose the abuse
if they ask the victim the right questions without the abuser being present.