Emotional/Psychological Abuse

This includes threats of abandonment or harm, humiliation, blame, control, coercion, harassment, and verbal abuse.

• Fearfulness, avoiding eye contact, flinching when approached by others
• Insomnia or need for excessive amounts of sleep
• Change in appetite
• Unusual weight gain/loss
• Tearfulness
• Unexplained paranoia
• Low self-esteem
• Confusion and/or agitation
• Isolation (no visitors or phone calls allowed)
• Inappropriate clothing