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Are Motor Tics Associated With Sexual Abuse As A Child
No: Motor tics are, generally speaking, a biological condition, responsive to behavioral techniques, and medication. ...Read more
Nonvoluntary body movements (blinking, twitching) made repeatedly, rapidly, and suddenly. A person experiences it as irresistible but can suppress the movement briefly. Non-motor/vocal tics are sounds (sniff, grunt, bark, words). Tourette's Disorder is a combination of motor and vocal tics. Tics occur in 7% of children at any time, migrate, and come and go. 85% resolve ...Read more
Does sexual abuse as a child lead to a higher likelihood of failed relationships and promiscuity later in life?
Maybe: It all depends on the individual. "sexual abuse" takes many forms, and has many consequences. There is no single, or definitive, answer. ...Read more
Reverse pedophile is not always from sexual abuse as a child. This is a personal fact. What is it called if it is just a natural attraction.?
It depends: It depends on how young the person is -- if not yet adult, sexual relations with an adult (especially much older) would be seen legally as statutory rape. If the person is of legal adult age and attracted to older partners, that could be natural variation. However, age spread greater than 10 years may lead to lifestyle challenges as the older person ages sooner than the younger one does. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Each of these diagnoses and terms could mean a host of things. They might overlap and they might not depending upon what one means when they use the term. In essence, they mean the same thing however - abuse of a child involving inappropriate sexual contact.
Semantics or splitting hairs. ...Read more
Therapy: Trauma from child sexual abuse frequently affects many parts of daily life unless it is treated. Talking to someone trained in dealing with this type of abuse can stop it from being so powerful and allow it to become part of your past instead of living with its effects daily. Fighting the effects is probably a large part of your depression. It is exhausting. ...Read more
If you have not had: Therapy that is a good place to start. Recommend working with a therapist who is experienced in working with trauma. Medical evaluation to rule out medical causes for symptoms is prudent. Sometimes psychiatric medications are also indicated. Unresolved past trauma can obstruct you from moving on with your life. Good luck on your road to increased health. Take care. ...Read more
Start with national: You don't say if this is for an adult or a child, which makes a big difference. You are correct that male child sexual abuse gets less attention than female, though the damage can be just as great. Most urban settings have some sort of sexual abuse hotlines, which might be a good start. Or, go national, e.g., http://naasca. Org/010111-recovery. Htm, and look for someone in your area. ...Read more
Is there a evidence-based link between child sexual abuse and promiscuity in adolescence or adulthood?
Hard not to, but: The incidence of CC in a child is very, very unusual. It takes 10-20 yrs to develop. Only 1% of cases are seen before age 20. But, it's not impossible. The contact might be prenatal)mother to child) or non-sexual hand contact w/ genital area, but it wouls raise the? Of abuse in most people. It's very rare - ask Dr! ...Read more
Is it normal for a woman who suffered sexual abuse + sexual assault as a child to not have any sexual desires and fear most men? Is it normal for a woman who suffered sexual abuse and a sexual assault as a child to not have any sexual desires and to be ex
What sort of mental illnesses can come from child neglect physical/emotional/ verbal/ sexual abuse?
PTSD: Any type of childhood abuse can cause symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. This can affect different people in several different ways- including attachment disorders, addictions, high-risk behaviors, anxiety, depression, and many others. Find a good therapist who specializes in ptsd to help deal with some of these issues. ...Read more
Should I be concerned about a child who has suffered sexual abuse asking to use the restroom very frequently (4yrs old)?
Yes: Any child with new onset voiding dysfunction or incontinence or any adult with lonstanding voiding dysfunction should be counseled about a history and nature of sexual abuse. Also, a physical exam is indicated. In children especially, problematic voiding habits can predispose to more serious sequelae as they grow into adults. Early diagnosis and treatment is crucial. ...Read more
I have severe tokophobia and anxiety due to prior sexual abuse. Cbt didn't help. I only intend to have one child. Can I request a c-section?
Discuss: You can discuss this with your ob/gyn; there shouldn't be a reason why you can't elect to have a c-section. ...Read more
How easy is it to find a doctor to perform cesarean on request in this situation- sexual abuse survivor, severe tokophobia and anxiety, plan one child?
Shouldn't be hard: Elective c-section is a controversial topic but most ethical experts agree that the risks and benefits can be argued in either direction and it's reasonable to agree to do a c-section for a woman who requests one in this situation. ...Read more
What are the causes of sexual aversion disorder? Is it possible to have this due to sexual abuse as a baby or toddler?
Doubtful: There is a "pop" notion that the inability to enjoy normal adult lovemaking is the result of "forgotten" sexual abuse and perhaps that someone should be blamed. From my own reading, this is not an evidence-based claim, and even if it were true, there's no future in turning one's mind to hate. What's happening, whether the diagnosis is real / helpful etc, best rx must be far more complicated. ...Read more
Prazosin can be very effective for nightmares and for hyperarousal if combat-related.
Ssri's help "modify information taken in" more appropriately and help extinguish fear reaction. Also helps anxiety, depression, panic, aggression, and suicidal thoughts. These appear to work better for non-combat-ralted trauma.
Any associated medical or emotional problem should be aggressively treated with med. ...Read more
contact this organization that specializes in helping victims of sexual abuse:
http://www. Rainn. Org/get-information/types-of-sexual-assault/child-sexual-abuse
you can also contract the american psychological association that has lists of licensed psychologists who have this specialty in your area:
http://www. Apa. Org/topics/sexual-abuse/
i'm glad you are going to find someone! ...Read more
Get Help!: I'm sorry about your experienes. Don't do it alone! Find a mental health provider specializing in sexual abuse and help you learn new coping skills: self-care routine, meditation, relaxation, setting up achievable goals. Consider medication, if there's a need. If symptoms become overwhelming and you;re having thoughts of self-harm, call 911 or go to the nearest er. Suicide hotline: 1-800-273-8255. ...Read more
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
Depends on the abuse: I have worked w/ 1000's of individuals who were abused as children. The range of outcomes is very diverse, depending on the type of abuse, the number of abusers, the severity of abuse (painfulness, intrusiveness, whether done under threats), innate resourcefulness of the victim, social support network, etc. Some children were so overwhelmed by the abuse they developed multiple personality dx. ...Read more
In some instance: Only if you let the tramatic exprerience turn into a way to get attention or for gains, this is a negative and destructive personality issue. That I would suggest seeking help to modify the bahavor. ...Read more
Is there a difference between psychotherapy and just therapy? Why does psychotherapy help heal sexual abuse more?
Yes.: There are different types of psychotherapy ranging from Cognitive Behavior Psychotherapy, supportive Psychotherapy, Rational Emotive Psychotherapy or EMDR. The type of psychotherapy will depend on the needs of the individual and sexual abuse can be healed by using different techniques to aid the individual to deal with the trauma through memory retrieval thus dealing with feelings. ...Read more
No sex in 10yrs+ past sexual abuse trauma, have loving partner now want to have it, but scared, is there therapist that can help me to do it again?
Yes: You might first contact local rape crisis/followup organizations and see who's available in your area. Psychologists or other counsellors can help using many techniques to unravel the different feelings. The brain can be retrained to substitute the loving feelings you have for the fear and anger of sexual victimization. ...Read more
Many neg effects: Childhood sexual abuse (often occurs with other maltreatment) is associated with many negative outcomes e.g., substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low academic achievement & poor economic traction, criminal behavior, difficulties with parenting and risk of abusing own kids/ selecting abusivd partners low stress tolerance, sexual problems, trust issues, low self esteem, etc. ...Read more
Sexual abuse takes: A toll in many different ways. It varies from person 2 person. The most common basic impact is on the person's ability 2 trust anyone. This leads 2 various types of social/emotional issues. It can also lead 2 depression, anxiety and other emotional issues. For some people the impact is seen in physical ailments, ulcers, stomach problems, headaches or more. Psychotherapy and support groups help ...Read more
Sexual Abuse: Sexual abuse can be very devastating to a child. Early sexual abuse can create emotional lability, negative or even suicidal thoughts, repressed sexuality or uninhibited sexuality. When a child is sexually abused, the sexual boundaries are violated and the child doesn't know how to process the intense emotional and sexual feelings. Typically this leads to negative feelings and behaviors. ...Read more
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