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A 45-year-old member asked:

What do you advise if i was sexually abused as a child and i think i have depression?

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Dr. Peter O'Donnell
Clinical Psychology 37 years experience
Take your life back: If you are asking if you are depressed, you need to talk with someone. Having been traumatized as a child, can stir issues. It's impact on relationships, your bodily experiences, trust, etc are all issues that can be addressed in therapy. Take your life back, by taking the first steps for help.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of having been sexually abused as a child?

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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
Internal Medicine 49 years experience
Many: Anxiety , depression, angerat abuser, ptsd, sometimes continuing the sexual abuse to next vulnerable group.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Is it possible that I have been sexually abused as a child?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Cheryl Coldwater
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Can't be answered: There is no way for us to know that. You may need to see your doctor as well as a good therapist to help you figure that out. If you have a concern about it, a therapist can help you deal with those feelings.
A 33-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have been sexually abused as a child?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Maya Haasz
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Sexual abuse: At this point, there will be no physical signs. I suggest you speak to a therapist about why you are suspecting abuse and explore the memories you have of childhood. Best of luck to you.

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