I thought I’d do a post so others can identify the effects/aftermath of emotional abuse in others that I learnt on my health and social care course.
- Becoming upset easily
- Preoccupation with the abuser
- Questioning of self-sanity
- Isolation/Losing friends
- Unexplained Anger
- Behaviour Change
- Loss of interest in previously enjoyed hobbies/commitments
- Hypervigilance and jumpy
- Fear/confusion of making decisions and choices
- Emotion and Mood changes
- Lack of concentration/forgetfulness
- Physical Withdrawal; particularly in an environment that is a reminder of the abuse
- Weight loss/weight gain
If the abuse is prolonged over a long period of time can lead to BPD/and/or CPTSD or PTSD.
Please be aware when the victim is under intense distress it takes time for them to come to terms with a traumatic experience or situation – they may not seem themselves and there’s no time limit on the after-effects of emotional abuse.
People often complain about verbal abuse but subtle emotional abuse damages the lives of men, women and children.
Equal opportunities and communications relevance is a must to safeguard and protect a community as a whole. Some after-effects are so extreme that the victim may even come across abusive and delusional as they’re making sense of their traumatic experiences depending on the nature and the circumstance of the interaction between the abusers and the victims.
This post is for awareness purposes only.
Protect a loved one, save a life 💙