What are Abuse Issues?
Abuse can be sexual, physical, emotional, or psychological. Over 1 million people in the US are abused every year, male and female, young and old. The impact of abuse can affect a victim the rest of their life's, both mentally and emotionally. Abusive situations in a person's life can lead to an assortment of mental health issues, such as, anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), dissociative disorder, and addiction. Many victims have relationship struggles, self harm, or abuse others.
What are the Symptoms of an Abused Person?
- Isolation from Friends and Family
- Sleep Disorders
- Dysfunctional Relationships
- Eating Disorders
- Substance Abuse
- Trust Issues
- Hyper Vigilant
- Spiritual Void
- Disconnected Feeling from Self
- Self Harm or Harm to Others
- Impaired Parenting Skills
- Intimacy Issues
- Stress which leads to Physical Health Problems
What treatment is available for Abuse Victims?
Therapy is the main treatment option for abuse victims. Cognitive behavioral therapy and trauma therapy are the most commonly used forms of therapy used by a psychologist in an abuse situation. A psychologist may refer a patient to a psychiatrist to treat other associated symptoms, such as depression or anxiety with antidepressant medications.