The Effects Of Emotional Abuse On A Person 's Health

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Emotional abuse may not be physical but it can lead to physical abuse. A person who is emotional abused may suffer from confidence and self – esteem issues that can lead to bigger problems. The abuser may insult weight and looks. The victim may start to change how much they weigh and look dramatically. Anorexia and bulimia could be one of the ways a victim may change their weight. These two diseases are detrimental to a person’s health. Malnutrition, bone density loss, immune system weakness, and muscle loss occur when a person suffers from anorexia or bulimia. A victim will suffer, if the weight loss or new look pleases the abuser (Marx). A victim may feel incompetent because they are constantly degraded. A victim may feel they are not worthy or able to do anything because their abuser tells them they are not worthy. A victim will struggle with trying to make themselves better if they are told they cannot do anything. When and if a victim is able to leave the relationship, they could suffer from self – esteem and confidence issues, because their abuser made them think that they are unworthy (Finkelman). What can be done? Awareness for domestic violence has increased greatly in the past ten years or so. Awareness is the first step in being able to prevent and stop domestic abuse all together. The next step is teaching the signs of any type of abuse. All women and men need to know the resources they have in their community that could be of assistance to them if they
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