As previously blogged, I have felt that I am supposed to do a series on the abuses of this world.
The last several days, I have written “Abuses of this world, part 1: Verbal Abuse…https://secretangelps911.wordpress.com/2013/06/06/abuses-of-this-world-part-1-verbal-abuse/
and “Abuses of this world, part 2: Emotional Abuse. https://secretangelps911.wordpress.com/2013/06/07/abuses-of-this-world-part-2-emotional-abuse/ and then “Abuses of this world, part 3: Physical Abuse https://secretangelps911.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/abuses-of-this-world-part-3-physical-abuse/
So now, I will try to explain what I have learned about another listed abuse: Psychological Abuse…
Psychological abuse is in most cases another name for emotional abuse and can be found used interchangeably. We find that it is often listed separtately so I thought that I should address it.
What I have found with psychological abuse is that is the degree of abuse that causes psychological harm. If a victim gets out of an abusive situation early, the degree of psychological trauma may be less than one who spends a long time or a lifetime in that situation, depending on what has occurred to the victim. Some of these psychological traumas include chronic depression, anxiety disorders, or even PTSD. Psychological abuse is associated with situations of power imbalance and even situations where the abuser causes fear of the outside world in their victims. When the psychological development of a victim is altered, I feel that it leans more towards being called psychological abuse.
So again, psychological abuse and emotional abuse are in most cases the same thing. I feel that the degree of the abuse and the degree of trauma more or less constitutes if it should be called emotional or psychological abuse. Now as a former victim, who has suffered from PTSD from the abuses, I can tell you that whatever it’s called, it still hurts…