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what to do if i think i was sexually abused as a child but i can't remember it?

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Dr. Jason Berman
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Explore it: With a therapist or psychologist that you trust. Such a person will help you sort out what is making you think you were abused and feelings associated with this idea and how this affects you life today. You can find a psychologist close to you here: locator.Apa.Org find someone who knows about sexual abuse and who you like and who feels safe.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Tread lightly: This is certainly something you can explore with a knowledgeable therapist, but be cautious about who you work with. This subject has been a problem for decades.They have found that false memories can be created in the process of exploring the idea.
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 42 years experience
Abuse: Even if you can't remember the best way to deal with your concern is to see a Clinical Psychologist and be evaluated. Then you can get the help you need.

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