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Toby D. Goldsmith, MD

Articles by Toby D. Goldsmith, MD:

  • Why Do Abused Victims Stay?
    17 May 2016

    It can be difficult for many people to understand why a person would stay in an abusive relationship, but there are many reasons. Strong emotional and psychological forces keep the […]

  • Symptoms of Domestic Violence
    17 May 2016

    Abusive relationships have a powerful psychological impact on the victims. And while domestic violence is not a mental health condition formally recognized by mental health professionals as warranting its own […]

  • Self Quiz: Am I in an Abusive Relationship?
    17 May 2016

    Below are some questions and checklists to help you determine if you are in an abusive relationship. Answer the questions honestly. If you answer “yes” to any of the following […]

  • The Common Pattern of Domestic Violence
    17 May 2016

    In 1979, psychologist Lenore Walker found that many violent relationships follow a common pattern or cycle. The entire cycle may happen in one day or it may take weeks or […]

  • Men as Victims of Abuse in Relationships
    17 May 2016

    While it occurs far less often than men battering women, women sometimes batter their male partners. Men can and are victims of domestic abuse. They also suffer the second indignity […]

  • What Is Domestic Violence?
    17 May 2016

    Domestic violence is when one partner in an intimate relationship abuses the other. The abuse can be physical, sexual, emotional or a combination of all three. Physical abuse can include […]

  • The Physical & Emotional Injuries of Domestic Violence
    17 May 2016

    All victims of domestic violence can be physically and emotionally injured. However, because of general strength differences between men and women, women are six to seven times more likely to […]

  • Telling Family & Friends about Your Abuse
    17 May 2016

    If you are like most people in abusive relationships, you have kept your abuse hidden from your close relatives and friends. You may feel ashamed about the abuse, or that […]

  • What Causes Domestic Violence?
    17 May 2016

    Domestic violence — also known as domestic abuse, intimate partner violence or abuse — may start when one partner feels the need to control and dominate the other. Abusers may […]

  • Who Are the Abusers in Domestic Violence?
    17 May 2016

    Abusers don’t wear signs that say, “I’m an abuser.” That’s because anyone could be an abuser. Domestic violence abusers aren’t more likely to be one type of person over another. […]

  • What To Do if a Family Member Has an Eating Disorder
    17 May 2016

    Accept that there are no quick and easy solutions for recovery from an eating disorder. Therapists, physicians and other eating disorder experts have no magic cure. If your loved one […]

  • Overeating vs. Binge Eating
    17 May 2016

    About one-third of all Americans are overweight, and not all of them are binge eaters. Most of us find ourselves eating too much at one time or another. But what’s […]

  • Bulimia: Binging and Purging
    17 May 2016

    Bulimic behavior has two phases: the binge and the purge. The Binge Although there are certainly individual variations, a binge is defined as the rapid consumption of a large amount […]

  • An Introduction to Bulimia Nervosa
    17 May 2016

    People with bulimia nervosa do two things. First, they eat. Second, they work very hard to get rid of what they have eaten. People with bulimia binge eat. That is, […]

  • Who Are the Victims of Domestic Violence?
    17 May 2016

    Domestic violence can happen in any relationship, regardless of ethnic group, income level, religion, education or sexual orientation. Abuse may occur between a married people, or between an unmarried people […]