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  • victims
  • A 13-year follow-up study found that victims of elder abuse are twice more likely to die prematurely than people who are not victims of elder abuse (3) . (who.int)
  • If the proportion of elder abuse victims remains constant, the number of victims will increase rapidly due to population ageing, growing to 320 million victims by 2050. (who.int)
  • More than 11,500 children were victims of abuse and neglect in Oregon in 2011. (ohsu.edu)
  • These terms imply that men are as likely as women to be victims of spouse abuse and suggest that women and men initiate assaults on their partners at approximately the same rate (Straus and Gelles 1986). (encyclopedia.com)
  • Given the fact that the most common victims of spouse abuse are wives, in the late twentieth century researchers began to study the prevalence of wife abuse around the world (Campbell 1992). (encyclopedia.com)
  • 11.3 percent of U.S. women (Straus and Gelles 1986) and 11.2 percent of Canadian women (Kennedy and Dutton 1989) were reported to be the victims of spouse abuse in a twelve-month period. (encyclopedia.com)
  • In most cases, children are the victims of physical abuse, but adults can also be victims, as in cases of domestic violence or workplace aggression. (wikipedia.org)
  • Much of the harm caused to victims becomes apparent years after the abuse happens. (wikipedia.org)
  • People with developmental disabilities are often victims of sexual abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sometimes abuse victims are not believed because they are not seen as credible witnesses due to their dementia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Victims may not report abuse or cooperate with investigations due to associated stigma and/or reluctance to mention body parts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Preventative medication against sexually transmitted infections are given to victims of all types of sexual abuse (especially for the most common diseases like chlamydia, gonorhea, trichomoniasis and bacterial vaginosis) and a blood serum is collected to test for STIs (such as HIV, hepatitis B and syphilis). (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the primary consequence of unaddressed legal-system abuse for victims is injustice, abuses of the legal system inflict harm in many other ways. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sibling abuse is far less recognized than spousal or child abuse, and is often considered less dangerous, although siblings who are a great deal larger and/or older than their younger counterparts may in fact be capable of lethal violence towards their victims. (wikipedia.org)
  • Hence the anger responses of electorates to the unkept promises of politicians, as well as the frustrated responses of victims of abuses of court processes (e.g. "protective" orders) to the abuse of discretion exhibited by misfeasant court and law enforcement officers who can claim to be acting under authority or color of law. (wikipedia.org)
  • This article incorporates "medical abuse", which has a similar meaning but relates more specifically to harmful medical treatment rather than care in general, and may include victims who did not choose to be patients. (wikipedia.org)
  • Drug Abuse
  • There are a variety of sources of information NIDA uses to monitor the prevalence and trends regarding drug abuse in the United States. (drugabuse.gov)
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) NSDUH (formerly called the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse) is the primary source of information on the prevalence, patterns, and consequences of alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drug use and abuse in the general U.S. civilian noninstitutionalized population, ages 12 and older. (drugabuse.gov)
  • Signs of chronic drug abuse can be very nonspecific and include changes in appearance and behavior that affect relationships and work performance. (webmd.com)
  • In fact, it's drug abuse. (kidshealth.org)
  • Prescription drug abuse continues to rise. (kidshealth.org)
  • Like all drug abuse, using prescription drugs for the wrong reasons has serious risks for a person's health. (kidshealth.org)
  • Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others, and is a form of substance-related disorder. (wikipedia.org)
  • Widely differing definitions of drug abuse are used in public health, medical and criminal justice contexts. (wikipedia.org)
  • Some health professionals choose to avoid the terms alcohol or drug "abuse" in favor of language they consider more objective, such as "substance and alcohol type problems" or "harmful/problematic use" of drugs. (wikipedia.org)
  • Drug abuse' is no longer a current medical diagnosis in either of the most used diagnostic tools in the world, the American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), and the World Health Organization's International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD). (wikipedia.org)
  • Similarly, adopting the view that any (recreational) use of cannabis or substituted amphetamines constitutes drug abuse implies a decision made that the substance is harmful, even in minute quantities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Improper
  • There are several types of abuse of older people that are generally recognized as being elder abuse, including: Physical: e.g. hitting, punching, slapping, burning, pushing, kicking, restraining, false imprisonment / confinement, or giving excessive or improper medication as well as withholding treatment and medication. (wikipedia.org)
  • elder abuse
  • Elder abuse can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. (who.int)
  • Elder abuse is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations. (who.int)
  • Elder abuse is an important public health problem. (who.int)
  • This is likely to be an underestimation, as only 1 in 24 cases of elder abuse is reported, in part because older people are often afraid to report cases of abuse to family, friends, or to the authorities. (who.int)
  • There is even less data on elder abuse in institutional settings in developing countries. (who.int)
  • Elder abuse can lead to physical injuries - ranging from minor scratches and bruises to broken bones and head injuries leading to disability - and serious, sometimes long-lasting, psychological consequences, including depression and anxiety. (who.int)
  • Globally, the number of cases of elder abuse is projected to increase as many countries have rapidly ageing populations whose needs may not be fully met due to resource constraints. (who.int)
  • A shared living situation is a risk factor for elder abuse. (who.int)
  • This definition has been adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) from a definition put forward by Action on Elder Abuse in the UK. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many forms of elder abuse are recognized as types of domestic violence or family violence since they are committed by family members. (wikipedia.org)
  • While there are a variety of circumstances considered as elder abuse, it does not include general criminal activity against older persons, such as home break-ins, "muggings" in the street or "distraction burglary", where a stranger distracts an older person at the doorstep, while another person enters the property to steal. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2002, WHO brought international attention to the issue of elder abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • Over the years, government agencies and community professional groups, worldwide, have specified elder abuse as a social problem. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 2006 the International Network for Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) and an increasing number of events are held across the globe on this day to raise awareness of elder abuse, and highlight ways to challenge such abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although there are common themes of elder abuse across nations, there are also unique manifestations based upon history, culture, economic strength, and societal perceptions of older people within nations themselves. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, some U.S. state laws also recognize the following as elder abuse: Abandonment: deserting a dependent person with the intent to abandon them or leave them unattended at a place for such a time period as may be likely to endanger their health or welfare. (wikipedia.org)
  • Elder abuse includes deserting an elderly, dependent person with the intent to abandon them or leave them unattended at a place for such a time period as may be likely to endanger their health or welfare. (wikipedia.org)
  • This is an aspect of elder abuse that is increasingly being recognized and adopted by nations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Narcissistic Abuse
  • Narcissistic abuse is a serious form of abuse that is estimated to affect somewhere between 60 and 158 million people in the U.S. alone (Bonchay, 2017). (psychcentral.com)
  • Narcissistic abuse was originally just defined as a specific form of emotional abuse of children by narcissistic parents, parental narcissistic abuse, where parents who require the child to give up their own wants and feelings in order to serve the parent's needs for esteem. (wikipedia.org)
  • In recent years the term has been applied more broadly to refer to any abuse by a narcissist, in particular adult-to-adult relationships - adult-to-adult narcissistic abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • The roots of current concern with narcissistic abuse may be traced back to the later work of S├índor Ferenczi. (wikipedia.org)
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  • A half-century later, in the wake of Kohut's innovative pronouncement that the age of "normal narcissism" and normal narcissistic entitlement had arrived - the age, that is, of the normative parental provision of narcissistic supply - the concept of its inverse appeared: narcissistic abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alice Miller lays special emphasis on the process of reproduction of narcissistic abuse, the idea that love relations and relations to children are repetitions of previous narcissistic distortions. (wikipedia.org)
  • With the passing of time (and of the polemical edge), a more slimmed-down, pragmatic version of the concept of narcissistic abuse gradually came to permeate most of the wider culture of psychotherapy. (wikipedia.org)
  • 21st century transactional analysis has highlighted clients who suffered some narcissistic abuse as children (that is, an injury to their developing selves), examining for instance the boy in an all-female household who only survived by developing powerful emotional antennae in order to respond to the emotional needs of his mother and sister. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chronic
  • The exact cause of substance abuse is not clear, with the two predominant theories being: either a genetic disposition which is learned from others, or a habit which if addiction develops, manifests itself as a chronic debilitating disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • Chronic and high-profile legal abuse have societal effects as well, including distrust of the law, law enforcement and the legal system, rationalization of small crimes by ordinarily honest citizens, and psychological stress. (wikipedia.org)
  • widespread
  • This abuse is partially related to the toxic effects that they produce and also to their widespread availability. (webmd.com)
  • During the FBI's COINTELPRO operations, there was widespread surveillance abuse which targeted political dissidents, primarily people from the political left and civil rights movement. (wikipedia.org)
  • verbal abuse
  • Guards and other authorities may use verbal abuse as a means of frightening or demoralizing prisoners to make them more compliant, or simply out of sadism. (wikipedia.org)
  • institutional
  • Institutional abuse occurs within emergency care facilities such as foster homes, group homes, kinship care homes, and pre-adoptive homes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most institutional abuses are the result of difficult and stressful working environments, where those with the least training often have the most contact with the participants, and have the hardest schedules, least payment, and most undesirable working conditions. (wikipedia.org)
  • Misuse
  • But is the tragic history of efforts to define groups of people by race really a matter of the misuse of science, the abuse of a valid biological concept? (wiktionary.org)
  • Their notation appears to be similar to Misuse cases, but there are differences reported by Chun Wei in Misuse Cases and Abuse Cases in Eliciting Security Requirements. (wikipedia.org)
  • An abuse case diagram is created together with a corresponding use case diagram, but not in the same diagram (different from Misuse case). (wikipedia.org)
  • fraud
  • Investigate all allegations of fraud/abuse by WIC clients, WIC local agency employees, and WIC authorized grocers. (michigan.gov)
  • Increase awareness of potential areas of WIC Program fraud/abuse. (michigan.gov)
  • Assume a highly visible and proactive role in preventing and detecting WIC Program fraud/abuse. (michigan.gov)
  • Karin P. Huffer, M.S., M.F.T. hypothesized the condition Legal Abuse Syndrome (LAS) as a form of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by ethical violation, legal abuse, betrayal, abuse of power, abuse of authority, lack of accountability and fraud. (wikipedia.org)
  • Facebook
  • An example of where surveillance may have been abused is where Facebook and Apple have admitted to allowing government officials to access personal information of their account users. (wikipedia.org)
  • Causes
  • Abuse from the bench can arise from various causes, including incompetence, conflicts of interest, bias or prejudice, judicial misconduct and corruption. (wikipedia.org)
  • allegations
  • Over a term of 10 years, Scotland Yard conducted 83 investigations into allegations of abuse with faith-based elements and feared there were even more that were unreported. (wikipedia.org)
  • sexual assault
  • Pennsylvania state police arrested Jeffrey Sandusky on Monday and he faced 14 counts of statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, sexual abuse of a minor and other charges. (newsweek.com)
  • According to research, people with disabilities are at a greater risk for victimization of sexual assault or sexual abuse because of lack of understanding (Sobsey & Varnhagen, 1989). (wikipedia.org)
  • person
  • Risk factors that may increase the potential for abuse of an older person can be identified at individual, relationship, community, and socio-cultural levels. (who.int)
  • Elder financial abuse: also known as financial exploitation, involving misappropriation of financial resources by family members, caregivers, or strangers, or the use of financial means to control the person or facilitate other types of abuse. (wikipedia.org)
  • Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is usually undesired sexual behavior by one person upon another. (wikipedia.org)
  • signs
  • The infant girl had signs of brain trauma and 28 rib fractures at various stages of healing-indicating she had been abused before. (newsweek.com)
  • List signs of abuse. (uen.org)
  • If nursing homes fail to supervise staff or train staff to recognise signs of abuse, the home can also be liable for negligence. (wikipedia.org)
  • Psychiatry
  • Client Empowerment in Psychiatry and the Professional Abuse of Clients: Where Do We Stand? (wikipedia.org)
  • Burkin K, Kleiner BH (1998) "Protecting the whistleblower: preventing retaliation following a report of patient abuse in health-care institutions", Health Manpower Management, Vol.24 Issue 3 Pages 119-124 Gutheil TG Patient Abuse - Hosp Community Psychiatry 35:832, August 1984 Isaacman SH Patient Abuse in Rural Midwestern Pregnant Women? (wikipedia.org)
  • 2017
  • A 2017 study based on the best available evidence from 52 studies in 28 countries from diverse regions, including 12 low- and middle-income countries, estimated that, over the past year, 15.7% of people aged 60 years and older were subjected to some form of abuse (1) . (who.int)
  • adulthood
  • Self-help culture assumes that someone abused by narcissistic parenting as a child likely struggles with codependency issues in adulthood. (wikipedia.org)
  • corrupt
  • Abuse can originate from nearly any part of the legal system, including frivolous and vexatious litigants, abuses by law enforcement, incompetent, careless or corrupt attorneys and misconduct from the judiciary itself. (wikipedia.org)
  • Abusive
  • Structurally abusive political systems Making promises which are not kept is a category of political structural abuse. (wikipedia.org)