Annihilation: the legacy of domestic abuse

Annihilation noun 1. an act or instance of annihilating, or of completely destroying or defeating someone or something: the brutal annihilation of millions of people. 2. the state of being annihilated; total destruction; extinction: fear of nuclear annihilation. 3. Physics. a) Also called pair annihilation. the process in which a particle and antiparticle unite, annihilate […]

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Domestic violence victims and the misdiagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder

Explicit language warning. Victims and survivors of domestic violence are let down by the systems meant to protect them over and over again. For me one of the worst violations happened by my psychiatrist. There is mounting evidence that adults who have been traumatised as children are being misdiagnosed as having personality disorders or mental […]

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Domestic Violence: A Definition

You may notice I refer to myself as a victim or survivor of domestic violence (DV) even though my abuser was never physical with me. In Australian DV includes physical, sexual, emotional and psychological abuse. According to my dear friend Wikipedia, “…in Australia, domestic violence is defined by Family Law Act 1975[1][2] as “violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person […]

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