Physical Abuse in Homes
Why Does Physical Abuse Happen in Homes?
Some families are more prone to violence than others because violence is a learned behavior and ca be transmitted from generation to generation. In families where violence is a normal response to tension or conflict because that is the way they were taught to respond. In those environments families are often hostile and uncaring.
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How Does Physical Abuse Affect Children?
Children who witness abuse or violence can be affected whether or not they are abused or not. Research shows that children who are exposed to domestic violence are at an increased risk for emotional and behavioral problems, including anxiety, depression, and academic problems. Although many show emotional or behavioral problems not everyone shows psychological distress. It often depends on the severity and frequency of abuse the child received.
How Does Abuse Affect Your Mental, Emotional, and Social Health?
Any form of childhood trauma or abuse can impact the adulthood in fundamental ways. It could be their day-to-day activities. It can affect eating, sleeping, working, and study habits. One of the main concerns to abuse is how it affects the mental, physical, and social health as you grow. No matter what recovery is possible with the right support systems. After understanding the effects the abuse had on you you can connect your past experience with your present day challenges to help you succeed in life.
People who have been abused afterwards often ignore their feelings. They are often confused by their emotions and reactions because children who were raised in bad environments where normal expressions were punished or ignored by their family. Due to the confusion of emotions the person may have heightened anxiety levels, grief and sadness, shame, self blame and guilt, feeling helpless, powerless, or hopeless.
After being abused people who don’t seek help often control their emotions by drinking, drugs, sexual activities, gambling, or other activities. Many people also self harm out of hopelessness. After escaping the abuse many people who were abused have to learn about emotions- what they are, where they are from, and how to respond to them. Many go to psychiatrists to help them understand and forgive what has happened to them. Like most people who were betrayed by someone find it very hard to trust other people because they are scared of being betrayed again. Being verbally and physically abused affects their mental health. They often have the phrases “You are worthless” and “You have no value” going through their head because that is all they have heard at home which makes them have a lower self-esteem than normal people.
After being abused the body is affected they tend to have a heightened stress response. In turn it heightens their emotions, make it hard to get proper sleep, and you immune system is weakened, and over time increases your number of physical illnesses.