Abuse

Abuse is a general term for a variety of medical issues. It may indicate substance abuse, such as alcohol abuse (alcohol intoxication) or illicit drug use. Prescription drug abuse is also possible. Abuse may also refer to child abuse or neglect, elder abuse, verbal abuse, or other forms of social ...

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Introduction: Abuse

Abuse can happen to anyone—no matter the person’s age, sex, race, religion, or ethnic or cultural background. Many older people are victims of elder abuse, sometimes called elder mistreatment. Abuse can happen in many places, including the older ...1

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Causes List for Abuse

Some possible causes of Abuse or similar disorders may include:2

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Types of Abuse

Types of abuse include:

Substance Abuse: Types of substance-related abuse include:

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Types of Abuse

type of abuse or neglect: Substantiations are classified into four categories: physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse and neglect. Each category includes findings of actual harm or significant risk of harm. Where more than one type of abuse or neglect ...3

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Treatments: Abuse

Getting help: If abuse is happening in your family or you’re worried about someone else - a friend, neighbour, workmate or child’s friend - then get help now.

  • Call the Family Violence Information Line  0800 456 450.

They’ll put ...4

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References

  1. Source: NIA (NIH): nia.nih.gov/ health/ publication/ elder-abuse
  2. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  3. Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare: aihw.gov.au/ reports-statistics/ health-welfare-services/ child-protection/ glossary
  4. Source: New Zealand Health: health.govt.nz/ your-health/ healthy-living/ abuse

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