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Definition of Mental Abuse

By Brooke Nichols, eHow Contributor



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Definition of Mental Abuse

Mental abuse, also known as emotional or psychological abuse, can occur in close relationships, including parent/child relationships, marital relationships or sibling relationships. Mental abuse causes damage in the victim as she is made to believe she is worthless and at fault. Mental abuse is particularly harmful on children because of the impact it has on developing self-esteem and patterns relating to others.


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