Verbal abuse is the worst kind of abusive behavior, and it can come in the form of verbal attacks, domestic abuse, and bullying.
Verbal abuse is linked to anxiety, as the victims often end up suffering from this disorder.
Recently, scientists have found that depressive and anxious people have been victims of verbal abuse previously. Researchers analyzed young adults at the age of 18-25 and were able to recognize the ones who suffered from anxiety and depression, and the ones who did not.
Participants who were victims of verbal abuse in the past, went through trauma, in most cases during the middle school years, when their brain is developing at its highest rate.
Verbal and emotional abuse are similar, as words reduce the self-esteem and emotionally hurt the person too, leading to permanent brain damage.
These are the symptoms of verbal abuse, which is essential to know, in order to prevent permanent damage and anxiety disorders:
- Low self-esteem
- Constant overthinking
- Troubles in communication
- Overanalyzing situations
- Impaired decision- making ability
- Chronic pain
- Suicidal thoughts
- Migraines and headaches
- Digestive problems
- Eating disorders
Verbal abuse often causes anxiety, and you need to ask help and stop it if you experience any of these symptoms.
Therefore, it is highly important to recognize verbal abuse, and these are its signs:
- Verbal abuse usually happens behind closed doors
- Abuser detests the things that the abused is interested in
- Abuse never apologizes and never admits to any wrongs
- The victim is called offensive names
- The victim feels sad and in pain for most of the time
- The victim feels isolated from the family and friends
- The abused one is unappreciated at home and in public