Physical abuse is the intentional act causing physical injury and trauma to another individual or animal. Victims of physical abuse might take up to several years before they start seeking help for it (More commonly when abuse occurs in a family environment). This can lead to severe emotional and psychological issues such as PTSD or severe anxiety disorders.
Therapy is not only for the victims but also for the abusers, as it could be caused by an underlying mental health issue such as alcohol addiction and anger management issues.
Do not be afraid to seek help from a professional if you are a victim of physical abuse. You have the power to stop it. Family services and therapy can help you identify ways to improve your situation and recover. Message our providers to learn how therapy can help you.
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