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can someone who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child recover and be normal?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Yes!: Early intervention with psychological help is very important. Long-term harm can occur if issues are not address and verbalized by the victim, who in some ways may even feel responsible.
Answered on Oct 29, 2017
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, yes, yes. I have patients with histories like this, who do recover and live very fulfilling lives. Some may not get help until adulthood, so I agree with Dr. Namey about the usefulness of intervening much earlier if possible.
Jul 21, 2012
Dr. Aaron Ament
57 years experience Psychiatry
YES: Surely a good reason for psychotherapy. I have seen good results. Get help to work it out.
Answered on Apr 13, 2016

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