Abuse,Symptoms and Signs

I am by no means a professional or a doctor, I am simply creating awareness through personal experience, research and interest.

 

 

Here are some forms of abuse to look out for :

 

Psychological/Emotional

Verbal assualt, Intimidation, humiliation, confinement or any other treatment that causes an individual low self-esteem, anxiety and depression

 

Physical

Acts of violence including hitting, beating, slapping, scratching, kicking, pushing, burning and shaking

 

Sexual

Acts of unwanted sexual behaviour forced by another

Symptoms & Signs to look out for:

 

Withdrawn

Distressed

Tearfulness

Anxious

Suddenly behaves differently

Depressed

Aggressive

Problems sleeping

Eating disorders - changes in eating habits

Bed wetting 

Avoiding school

Avoiding a certain person

Obsessive behaviour

Nightmares

Sudden use of drugs and/or alcohol

Self-harm

Suicidal thoughts

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