A to Z: Abuse, Psychologicalenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-KH-AZ-Dictionary-enHD.jpgPsychological abuse happens when yelling and anger go too far or when people caring for kids constantly criticize, threaten, or dismiss them until their feelings of self-worth are damaged. emotional abuse, yell, yelling, anger, angry, criticize, criticise, threaten, threat, intimidate, intimidating, humiliate,humiliating, bully, bullying, self-esteem, problem, therapy, therapist, counseling, counselling03/22/201603/18/201909/02/2019a43ac326-f631-4f1a-896c-a9ef1b916957https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-abuse-psychological.html/<p><em>May also be called: Emotional Abuse</em></p> <p>Psychological abuse happens when yelling and anger go too far or when people caring for kids constantly criticize, threaten, or dismiss them until their self-esteem and feelings of self-worth are damaged. &nbsp;</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Psychological abuse doesn't leave visible scars, but it does emotional harm. That can hurt people just as much as physical abuse.&nbsp;</p> <p><a class="kh_anchor">Bullying</a> is an example of psychological abuse. Intimidating or humiliating someone can be just as harmful as beating them up.&nbsp;</p> <p>Adults who abuse the kids in their care might have emotional problems of their own. They may need help from a therapist or counselor to learn new behaviors.&nbsp;</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>People who are abused as kids can have emotional scars as adults. They are more likely to have trouble with relationships, low self-esteem, depression, thoughts of suicide, and other mental health issues. <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/finding-therapist.html/">Therapy</a> can help people heal from these experiences. &nbsp;</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Child AbuseChild abuse — whether it's physical, sexual, emotional, medical, or another type — can harm kids in many ways. Learn how to spot the signs of child abuse.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/child-abuse.html/a71c4a3b-54d8-4bbc-9916-8f563827c28a
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