Why Psychological abuse is worse than physical


A Clinical Psychologist, Mr Adedotun Ajiboye, has warned that emotional maltreatment could lead to serious consequences if not addressed on time.

Ajiboye, who works with the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti, gave this warning in a telephone interview with our correspondent.

He said that emotional maltreatment, which could lead to emotional trauma, could either be in form of emotional abuse or emotional neglect.

‎According to him, emotional abuse is an act of commission, which could be verbal, sexual or physical, while emotional neglect is an act of omission that does not involve any physical, verbal or sexual act. ‎

‎”Emotional abuse or neglect is not seen like the physical abuse, so a lot of people may be going through it for years and nobody will know.

“It may not be until you begin to see some negative effects before‎ you realise you or someone else is going through it that…

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