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How does mental abuse affect depression in women?

Charles J. Sophy, MD
Adolescent Medicine

Mental abuse consists of intimidating, hostile, and threatening language, financial control, and isolation. 

Ninety-five percent of the victims of abuse are women, and of this number, 60 percent develop signs of depression. 

Depression is classified as a chronic illness that affects the mind and body. This illness affects the way you think and act and interferes with day-to-day activities. Most people diagnosed with depression improve with drug therapy and psychotherapy. 

Ninety-five percent of the victims of abuse are women, and of this number 60 percent develop signs of depression. Mental abuse consists of intimidating, hostile, and threatening language, financial control, and isolation. Depression is classified as a chronic illness that affects the mind and body. This illness affects the way you think and act and interferes with day-to-day activities. Most people diagnosed with depression improve with drug therapy and psychotherapy.

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