Mental, or psychological, abuse happens when someone is trying to convince their victim that they have mental health issues, that they are insane, or that they are delusional or paranoid or suffer with some other kind of mental deficiency, when in reality they are of sound mind.
This type of abuse is often used when the abuser has something to hide,
such as a secret affair or the guilt of a crime they may have committed.
However, it doesn't necessarily always mean they are guilty of this. This can be done directly to the victims face or indirectly via covert
means such as gaslighting.
Gaslighting is when the abuser utilizes means such as moving items
around the home and/or switching equipment and devices on or off in an
effort to convince their victim that they are losing the plot.
exposure to these types of abuse can lead the victim into questioning
their own sanity which can be a very dangerous path to take.
Indeed some mental abusers go the full length and manage to convince
their victims to go to the doctor and have potentially dangerous
medication prescribed for their mythical symptoms, medication that the
victims don't really need.
Once this has been established the abuser can then use the solid
evidence of an official diagnosis and prescribed medication to prove
that they were telling the truth about their victim all along, when in
actuality they are the one who has mental health issues and possibly
needs medication or professional help.
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