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Effects of Verbal Abuse on the Brain

Updated: Oct 21, 2022

Effects of Verbal Abuse on the Brain

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People having bad reactions, psychologically, mentally, and emotionally is 7 times greater with verbal abuse than it is even with sexual abuse. They are at greater risk for mental illness and dysfunction later in life from verbal abuse than from almost any other kind of abuse. ~Dr. Phil McGraw

Saying that physical abuse is the worst form of abuse, is only the partial truth. The bruises and cuts seen on the outside are easier to repair and quicker to heal. However, the effects of verbal abuse on the brain, if not more, cause as much damage as physical abuse. It shatters a person’s self-esteem and self-respect.

Spotting a verbal abuser is tricky, as they would be talking politely all through the day. But, one snap and they might lose their temper and blurt out all kinds of harsh words!

Effects Of Verbal Abuse On The Brain:

Verbal abuse can lead to the following disorders: