Forms of abuse


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The effects of abuse can include:

Anxiety Reactions (P.T.S.D)

  • Re-experiencing the abuse
  • Avoidance
  • Dissociative reactions
  • Increased arousal

Mood Disturbance

  • Low self-esteem
  • Depression
  • Grief Reactions
  • Other anxieties

Self Harming Behaviour

  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse
  • Eating Disorders
  • Self Mutilation
  • Carelessness/Risk Taking

Relationship Problems

  • Lack of trust
  • Hostility
  • Needy/dependent
  • Boundary problems
  • Parenting problems

Sexual Problems

  • Sexual anxiety
  • Sexual identity
  • Sexual drive