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How Abusive Relationships Take Root

2018-05-13T08:54:46+00:00 May 13th, 2018|Categories: Mental Health, Office, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

The hallmark signs of the male abuser are well known to experts. He’s jealous. He exhibits a Jekyll-and-Hyde personality. He can be cruel with animals, to children. His instincts as the male in the relationship are traditionally cliché: overweening and dominant. But often it is the subtler, more incremental steps in the development of an

Elder Abuse: Sometimes It’s Self-Inflicted

2018-03-05T09:13:50+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Categories: Office, Psychology, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Mental illness and social isolation are demonstrated risk factors, but among the many unanswered questions, Dr. Dong said, is cause and effect. Do depressed people neglect their care, or do people who self-neglect then become depressed? Whatever the underlying causes, “it’s incredibly dangerous,” Dr. Dong said. People who neglect themselves have higher rates of illness and death,