Emotional abuse is elusive. It can be more harmful than physical abuse because it can undermine what we think about ourselves. It can cripple all we are meant to be as we allow something untrue to define us. Emotional abuse can happen between parent and child, husband and wife, among relatives and between friends. The abuser projects their words, attitudes or actions onto an unsuspecting victim usually because they themselves have not dealt with childhood wounds that are now causing them to harm others.
Types of Abuse
Child abuse - Symptoms and causes - Mayo Clinic
Posted on Aug 13, Comments. In a previous blog, we discussed the definition of an adult at risk, and who is most likely to be abused. If you missed it, you can read it here. This blog is going to cover some of the forms of adult abuse and help give an understanding of indicators abuse is taking place. Physical abuse is described as the deliberate use of violence or force that causes pain, injury or other bodily harm. Examples of physical abuse include slapping, kicking, pushing, scalding, forcible feeding, inappropriate restraint and misuse of medication.
Adults at risk: Physical, Sexual and Psychological Abuse
Elder abuse is a growing problem. While we don't know all of the details about why abuse occurs or how to stop its spread, we do know that help is available for victims. Concerned people, like you, can spot the warning signs of a possible problem, and make a call for help if an elder is in need of assistance.
Sharing personal information brings people closer together. Verified by Psychology Today. Somatic Psychology. Sexual abuse is a particularly sinister type of trauma because of the shame it instills in the victim.