Who is at risk of committing teen mental abuse?

Certain risk factors increase a teen's chance of committing mental abuse in an adolescent relationship. Poor anger management and social skills, as well as behavioral problems increase the risk of relationship abuse. A strong adherence to gender roles can also be a risk factor to relationship abuse. An abuser often lives in an abusive household where violence is a daily event and parental support is limited. A future abuser may abuse substances and experience depressive episodes.

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