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Could you completely recover from emotional/psychological abuse/trauma?

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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Yes, recovery is: Possible for any sort of abuse. You will always have the memories but they do not have to be "front and center" in your life. The best use of any suffering can be to make us stronger and use the knowledge we gain to help others. Every life event shapes us depending on how we eventually deal w/it. Peace and good health.
Dr. Andrew Berry
Clinical Psychology 14 years experience
Possibly: Get a full psychiatric evaluation to determine what bothers you, and consider medication to take the edge off them symptoms. Next, get a referral to a reputable psychotherapist to discuss what your current emotional state and life experiences men to YOU, including trauma. Meds and therapy together are the most optimal approach, for the most part.
Dr. Cara Nixon
Clinical Psychology 8 years experience
Healing: Yes there can be recovery from trauma. Unfortunately it's not an easy or quick road, but the destination is there if you want it. I know it sounds strange to say "want" because who wouldn't want it, right?? Well some find the road too bumpy and riddled with challenges. But if you are open to all of this, you can find healing, acceptance, and happiness again.

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