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Is shame common with victims of rape and sexual assault?

Is shame common with victims of rape and sexual assault?

Definitely !: Rape and sexual assaults are acts of violence. Society has made these into taboos. Victims of rape need to get counseling with professionals to understand their feelings and deal with the damaging effects of this experience in positive ways. ...Read more

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Sexual Assault (Definition)

Sexual assault is a crime in which the victim has received unwanted touches (or worse bodily contact) on sexual parts of his or her body, or the victim has been touched by sexual parts of the attacker's body. State and federal laws have detailed legal ...Read more


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Is sexual assault ptsd preventable by starting ssri's right after assault?

Is sexual assault ptsd preventable by starting ssri's right after assault?

Therapist: Best to see, discuss and get advice from an experienced psychiatrist, psychologist or msw therapist. Also consider taking legal action, this may help you and might help possible future victims. This is better than burying the problem with medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the difference between rape, molestation and sexual assault?

What is the difference between rape, molestation and sexual assault?

Mostly Similar: I am not sure these are so different - maybe a question of semantics. The important thing is that all of these things happen without a person's consent - and that is wrong. Whether an incident includes unwanted touching, penetration or even verbal assault, it can leave lasting effects on a person. If this has happened to you or someone you know you may want to seek a consult with a professional ...Read more

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Is violence against women an acceptable behavior in many societies?

Is violence against women an acceptable behavior in many societies?

Yes and no: While most cultures state that violence against women is forbidden, there may be parts of the culture that still believe that violence to control women is acceptable. This is even true in the us, south america, and some middle eastern countries. ...Read more

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Why don't doctors recognize and treat victims of post-ssri sexual dysfunction? Contrary to drug company propaganda, victims are a silenced majority.

Why don't doctors recognize and treat victims of post-ssri sexual dysfunction? Contrary to drug company propaganda, victims are a silenced majority.

Yelling at Doctors: I do not believe this is an appropriate forum for your accusations. The physicians here are here volunteering their time for free; we do not and cannot speak to the specific practice of a physician we do not know. And your accusation is not true of all physicians, including this one. ...Read more

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Is sex therapy effective to overcome rape and sexual abuse?

Is sex therapy effective to overcome rape and sexual abuse?

Treatment focus: Sex therapy generally focuses on improving one's ability to enjoy sex. In some cases of rape and sexual abuse, much work needs to be done before even approaching this area because it is so sensitive. As my colleagues have mentioned, rape and sexual abuse are severe traumas and need specialized care that understands & deals with the whole person -- not just his or her sexual functioning. ...Read more

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Is sexual assault common?

Is sexual assault common?

Unfortunately !: Yes. Mostly this is often unreported because of the sense of shame or threats from the perpetrator. Commonly, the victims know the assailant. Unreported assaults can cause severe psychologic damage ! ...Read more

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In what ways are victims of childhood emotional abuse treated?

In what ways are victims of childhood emotional abuse treated?

With help: It is very very hard to recover from any abuse, especially as a child. Please seek professional help and not feel ashamed. ...Read more

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Is there rellation seen between sexual abuse and social problems later in life?

Is there rellation seen between sexual abuse and social problems later in life?

Yes!: Sexual abuse harms all concerned, particularly those molested. Studies clearly show a tendency toward greater promiscuity, earlier sex, and marital problems. This is a serious issue, and you need to talk with a psychiatrist, psychologist, or counselor, particularly those dealing with these issues. ...Read more

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What is sexual harassment of a heterosexual woman? A form of abuse?

What is sexual harassment of a heterosexual woman? A form of abuse?

Stupidity, for most: Stupidity, coarseness and simply not understanding what is acceptible for female colleagues. If serious, it should be reported. If chronic, it should be reported. ...Read more

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After a childhood of sexual abuse, bullying and parental neglect, how can someone as an adult bring themselves to trust again?

After a childhood of sexual abuse, bullying and parental neglect, how can someone as an adult bring themselves to trust again?

Therapy: With someone who is trained in working with victims of abuse and neglect. You also want to find someone that you can feel somewhat comfortable with. You can find a local psychologist here: locator.Apa.Org ask about special experience in working with survivors of trauma and neglect. Be well. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to help control flashbacks from ptsd? (childhood sexual assault survivor)

What are the best ways to help control flashbacks from ptsd? (childhood sexual assault survivor)

PTSD flashbacks: Psychotherapy with emdr (eye movement desensitization & reprocessing) can be very helpful for these flashbacks. http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is-emdr.html this is done in the context of an ongoing therapeutic relationship to help you work through and release the painful aspects of what has happened to you. History can't be changed, but your future can. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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What is the motivation behind men who 'use women', 'emotionally abuse' them and 'control' them?

What is the motivation behind men who 'use women', 'emotionally abuse' them and 'control' them?

Control: These are insecure men who suffer from inadequacy to great degrees but usually do not acknowledge their low sense of self and rather try to boost their self esteem through dominating and controlling others. Often they have been abused themselves and make very poor partners until they seek therapy for a considerable length of time. Best. ...Read more

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Sexual abuse and repressed memories? Are repressed memories real, and how would one know?

Sexual abuse and repressed memories?  Are repressed memories real, and how would one know?

Yes and no: There is no single answer to cover every situation. While memories of trauma may surface years later. The problem with old memories is that they can be affected and changed by time, attitudes, other memories, and other events. A competent therapist will help you process trauma, reduce symptoms and increase strengths. The accuracy of old memories is the subject of the repressed memory debate. ...Read more

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Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Do societal problems like abortion, divorce, ban of child discipline and others contribute to violence in the nation?

Other Problems: Societal problems such as child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, and lack of availability of mental health services contribute to violence in our society. Some of our regulations also need to be re-examined. ...Read more

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Rape (Definition)

Rape is the act of forcing sexual activity on someone else. It is usually conducted by men against women. Being raped may put a woman at risk of ...Read more