Domestic Violence Final Essay
Domestic Violence plays a huge role on many phycological disorders within people, especially in adolescents. It can range in many different forms, such as verbal, mental or even physical abuse. It’s a huge link to weight gain, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. Domestic Violence affects more and more children growing in adult hood.
Like child abuse, domestic violence allows an abuser in a position of power to prey on the person in the relationship who has less power. The Cycle of Abuse starts with an initial abusive incident (sexual, physical or emotional), then the tension builds with the abuser trying to “keep the peace” until another incident happens. After that the abuser apologizes, and then both parties act like nothing is wrong. After a period, it’s not uncommon for victims to develop the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According to the report “Domestic Violence and Anxiety Levels of Infertile Woman” by Sahiri Sevil, “The severity of the violence, the duration of exposure, early-age onset, and the victim’s cognitive assessment of the violence exacerbate the symptoms.” Often, it’s the emotional state of component of domestic violence that leads to a chronic state of post-traumatic stress disorder. Ptsd from abuse is characterized by symptoms like, flashbacks, emotional numbing, insomnia, anxiety and nightmares. Many children form this slowly and it follows them into adult hood.
The phrase “I’m depressed” is so over rated. It’s used by people in any day situations like when they are having a bad day or even getting over a break-up. Most people don’t recognize it for as serious as it is, especially when it stems from domestic violence. Living through any type of trauma like that can affect you in many ways. Victims may be left feeling hopeless or sad about their life because of the mistreatment from their abuser. They could be suffering from sexual violence and keeping it a secret, which can be hard for children to seek help if they’re being sexually abused by their own parents. It co...