Negative Effects Of Verbal Abuse

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Being mentally or verbally abused is just as harmful as being physically abused. The definition of verbal abuse is “a negative defining statement told to the victim or about the victim, or by withholding any response, thereby defining the target as non-existent.” Verbal abuse can have many negative impacts on the victim such as mental trauma, suicidal thoughts, post-traumatic stress, panic disorder, anxiety disorders, and depression. The constant thought of someone weighing over the victims shoulders telling the victim they are worthless can really change their mindset. According studies done about verbal abuse versus physical abuse research “indicates that it is just as bad and, in some cases, may be worse.” Now when you think about it, that…show more content…
However, physical scars and bruises can be healed where as mental scars can last for a lifetime. Verbal abuse messes with your emotions and thoughts. Most examples of verbal abuse will be described as making fun of someone's insecurities. Verbal abuse can cause loads of problems such as as mental trauma, post-traumatic stress, panic disorder,and anxiety disorders. These can lead to worse things such as suicidal thoughts, and depression. According to breakthesilencedv.org, “the longer we are subjected to trauma, the deeper it becomes rooted – how long we are abused is not the only measurement that needs to be accepted.” This is basically talking about how when someone keeps repeating the same rude comments the longer and longer it will take for the victim to try and forget about it. The most common cases of verbal abuse is in a relationship. The jealousy, isolation from loved ones, and relentless accusations of cheating causes relationships to end and pain to…show more content…
Verbal abuse puts thoughts into people's head that try to make them feel depressed or over powered. People are left with verbal abuse and mental scars forever. Verbal abuse can leave people antisocial and emotionally unstable. Verbal abuse can also cause someone to not trust relationships anymore. It can cause the person being abuse to shadow themselves away from the world and be afraid for the same thing to keep happening to them. Lundy Bancroft once said, “The scars from mental cruelty can be as deep and long-lasting as wounds….In fact, even among women who have experienced violence from a partner, half or more report that the man’s emotional abuse is what is causing them the greatest
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