There is a strong link between long-term mental abuse and anxiety. Chronic stress and trauma lead to various mental disorders, of which one is anxiety. However, many people ignore the serious negative effects of mental ill-treatment, but in fact they are at the same level of harmfulness as physical abuse.
People can suffer a lot because of yelling at them, insults and disrespect. Scientists explain that Internet violence and verbal abuse in real life are seriously dangerous because they affect both hemispheres of the human brain and lead to many health problems.

According to Sherri Gordon, author and expert for the prevention of violence:

“Because verbal abuse is not as clear as other forms of abuse, such as physical maltreatment and sexual abuse, it is difficult to identify. But that does not make him less real.

Typically, verbal abuse involves some type of verbal interaction that causes a person to suffer emotional damage. For example, when someone is completely critical, behaving and using words to try to control another person, it is verbal abuse.”

This, in turn, leaves a victim in the examination of who they are. In fact, it is not unusual for a victim of verbal abuse to feel inadequate, stupid and worthless. After all, they are defined as a verbally abusive person.
Verbal abuse can occurs in a relationship .It can be especially confusing because the partner probably did not abuse all the time. As a result, when the abuser loves and the victim can forget all about negative behavior.

Verbal abuse can lead to the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • PTSD
  • Chronic pain
  • Migraine
  • Eating disorders
  • Digestive issue

Short-term symptoms

  • Overthinking
  • Indecisiveness
  • Lack of enthusiasm and low self-esteem

Verbal abuse can be manifested through different types of behavior, and the following can be clear signs:

Mood Killer

Abusers have to control the situation, so you feel bad and spoil your mood whenever possible because they are fed when you are sad.


Name-Calling is a way of manipulating others and causing damage to the victim.

Abusers are always right

The perpetrators never apologize or enter into a discussion of their behavior, as they feel they never make mistakes.


The perpetrators blame other people for everything, to feel guilty and never good enough.


If this is done without the consent and permission of the other party, a joke may cause damage to the person to whom it relates.

Attack Interests

Abusers usually attack the hobbies and interests of other people, making them worthless, and even end up lying.


Violators usually do not respect others and do not value anything else they do, making them useless and empty.

Behind closed doors

Violators usually torture their victims behind closed doors, when no one can see them. Verbal abuse can occur at school, at work and at home, which leads to severe trauma.


Abused people often live isolated and avoid socializing in order to protect themselves. They feel anxious when they are with other people because they lack confidence. In case you notice this, try to help this person.

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