Abuse is a general term for the misuse of a person or thing, causing harm to the person or thing, to the abuser, or to someone else. Abuse can be something as simple as damaging a piece of equipment through using it the wrong way, or as serious as severe maltreatment of a person. Abuse may be direct and overt, or may be disguised and covert.

Subcategories 5

Related categories 3

Hidden Hurt - Domestic Abuse Information
A UK-based support site including different forms of abuse, its effect on victims, the cycle of violence, PTSD, national helplines and resources, personal stories, and articles.
Kinds of Abuse & The Dynamics of Abuse
Provides articles on different kinds of abuse and their repercussions.
Persons Against Non-State Torture Including Ritual Abuse-Torture
Educational resources and research including other forms of non-political torture, and pedophile behavior.
[Whip_Mozilla]
Last update:
July 27, 2012 at 5:45:03 UTC
Society
Sports
All Languages
Arts
Business
Computers
Games
Health
Home
News
Recreation
Reference
Regional
Science
Shopping