Psychological Domestic Abuse

Physical abuse  is the most common type of physical abuse. It’s also the type most assume when hearing the words domestic violence. Physical abuse involves forcing the following on a victim:

  • punching
  • kicking
  • shooting
  • choking
  • slapping
  • forcing a victim to use drugs
  • stabbing

While many times, injuries from physical abuse are major, they don’t have to be. Slapping someone can be consider domestic violence. Below, you’ll find another type of abuse that many don’t often consider though it’s common.

Signs of Psychological Abuse | Durham Domestic Violence Attorney

  • Yelling
  • Threatening someone
  • Threatening to take something important away from someone
  • Swearing at an individual
  • Name calling
  • Isolating a person
  • Insulting a person
  • Imitating or mocking a person
  • Ignoring a person
  • Excluding a person from meaningful events or activities
  • Bullying, in general

Intimidating or threatening is the most common type of psychological abuse but it can also fall under emotional abuse, as well. if you or someone you know is being psychologically abused, please contact our Durham domestic violence attorney soon. There are several ways to go about making sure this behavior ends and that you’re safe and secure with legal protection.

Many times, physological abuse happens in children. Pediatrics states that 8% to 9% of women and 4% of men reported severe psychological abuse in childhood when the question was posed in general-population surveys of the U.S. and Britain. A number of U.S. surveys have also found that more adults claim they faced psychological maltreatment as kids than claim they experienced any other form of abuse. This suggests that psychological maltreatment may be the most common form of abuse inflicted on kids.


Kevin Jones | Durham Domestic Violence Attorney

If you or someone you know lives in the Durham, NC area and are a victim of or have been charged with domestic abuse and/or domestic violence, contact Durham domestic violence attorney Kevin Jones for help.

Durham domestic violence attorney, Kevin E. Jones can help you resolve your insurance, injury and other legal matters in an ethical and proper manner.  Don’t let your health, finances and overall well being suffer because you’re unaware of your legal rights. Contact Kevin E Jones before making any final decisions.  Things happen and many people go without the proper representation when they need it most. Don’t be just another number.