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How to Effectively Deal With an Emotionally Abusive Parent

What is emotional abuse? Subjecting someone to a behavioral pattern that psychologically traumatizes him to a point where his cognitive, emotional, social, and psychological development is hampered is called emotional abuse, or psychological maltreatment. There are different ways in which a child can be abused emotionally, most common being neglect, …

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The Exceedingly Serious Psychological Effects of Child Abuse

Most trauma begins at home: the vast majority of people (about 80%) responsible for child maltreatment are the children’s own parents. Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD Developmental Trauma Disorder: Towards a rational diagnosis for children with complex trauma histories (Psychiatric Annals, 2005) Child abuse is intentional or unintentional harm …

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