When dating violence goes unnamed, unaddressed and unreported, it often escalates and leads to serious lifelong consequences and health concerns. For example, teens who are victims of dating abuse are more likely to be depressed, have eating disorders and perform poorly in school.
What are the effects of dating violence?
Dating violence can have serious consequences. While the immediate impact might be humiliation and/or physical pain, young people who experience abuse are more likely to be in physical fights or bring weapons to school. They might exhibit higher rates of drug and alcohol abuse as well as high-risk sexual behaviors.
What are the long-term effects of physical abuse in adults?
The long-term effects of physical abuse include: Arthritis. Hypertension (high blood pressure) Heart disease.