A lot of parents use harsh words on kids out of frustration. Studies tested effects of this to kid behavior. This has opposite effect on kids since it makes aggression, antisocialism and depression.
Experts of Pittsburgh university made a study with people that had physiological effects after 2 years of abuse as kids.
Also, was said that affection, love, emotional support in teenagers and parents, known as parent warmth, had not reduced verbal discipline. Yelling parents that do this from love, did not decrease damage after all.
Verbal abuse has large effect since kids exposed to this had issues to defend from attacks.
This abuse starts at home
Journal Western criminology review said in a study that kids with verbal abuse by parents were prone to be victims and bullied by peers. Kids accept parent views and this make slow self esteem and passivism to others.
Also, verbal abuse resulted in more depression and anxiety compared to sexual abuse and physical one.
General anxiety disorder, what is this?
Anxiety issues, like general anxiety is more than psychological and the brain grows even after birth. So what the child experiences has impact on cognition and perception. Teenage brain is subject to abuses, regularly and does not develop healthy.
A part of the brain, superior temporal gyrus, is a key role in language understanding and association, auditory cognition, responses. This part also plays role in eye moves and visual stimuli for socializing. Fibers that link temporal gyrus to brain parts in teenagers was exposed to verbal abuse as kids, from parents, and is less strong with those not exposed. So, verbal abuse has bad effect on interpreting, analyzing and processing language.
The 2 brain sides do not communicate and this makes dysfunction. If there is too much stress, we adapt with time. Thus verbal abuse makes PTSD, anger, hostility, anxiety, narcissism, depression and more.
Sadly, parent verbal abuse makes kids carry damage in life. This is seen in adulthood through self-criticism, rejection, trust issues, and more.
Verbal abuse shows through:
- Name calling
- Offensive language
- Cuss words
Not only kids suffer from this.
Adaptive skills start as kids grow and keep going in adulthood. Even elder people keep up with abuse and get depression, anxiety and mental issues.
How to reduce signs of anxiety
Luckily, there are ways to alleviate signs and rewire brain.
You can lessen damage with time.
See the video below to recover as this woman did.
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