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Do frequent nightmares indicate some kind of repressed child molestation?

Do frequent nightmares indicate some kind of repressed child molestation?

NO: No, nightmares, even very frequent ones, when taken alone are not specific at all for previous abuse. What that means is that while some people who are abused might get nightmares, most people who have frequent nightmares are not abused. Therefore, frequent nightmares cannot be taken to be a good indicator for previous abuse experience. ...Read more

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Bad Dreams (Definition)

Bad dreams is a symptom in which a person remembers dreams that are stressful to him, such as scary dreams, dreams of getting chased by attackers, dreams of suffering ...Read more


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What's the medical definition of child molestation?

What's the medical definition of child molestation?

Child molestation: It is against the law for an adult to touch any portion of a child's body with a "lewd and lascivious" intent. Child molestation is a crime involving a range of indecent or sexual activities between an adult and a child (usually under 14 yrs old). Consent is not a matter of consideration in this matter since children cannot legally consent to anything. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of adults that are affected by child molestation?

What are the symptoms of adults that are affected by child molestation?

Many: Adults who were sexually molested as children can have many responses. They can experience anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, self-injury/suicide attempts, and pain syndromes. Some isolate themselves. They may do fine at work, but have few or no intimate relationships. Substance abuse may be the path of others. With a good therapist, treatment can be lifesaving. ...Read more

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Does the offender have to be an adult for it to be considered child molestation?

State laws vary: You need to find out the statutes in your specific state in order to know the answer to this question. ...Read more

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I don't know how to handle feelings about child molestation now that my daughter is almost 10. What should I do?

I don't know how to handle feelings about child molestation now that my daughter is almost 10. What should I do?

Therapy should help: It is not unusual for feelings about early experiences of being molested will surface when one's children approach the age where this act happened to you. It is never too late to get therapy to deal with these feelings.This may also help you in your interactions with your daughter. ...Read more

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Repressed memories and child molestation. How can I overcome this?

Repressed memories and child molestation. How can I overcome this?

Highly controversial: Recovered memories is a highly controversial area. There is no one answer, except seek help from a skilled professional who will work with you first about what your current problems are and then consider with you whether they relate to early childhood events. In this instance, i would suggest an academic psychiatry program if you can find one near to you. ...Read more

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How can child molestation affect me as an adult?

How can child molestation affect me as an adult?

Many ways: You can have guilt, depression, anxiety, self destructive behaviors or problems with sex. You can have unrealistic ideas about sex and even become a child molester yourself. It might be best to see a counselor to discuss the events and any unhealthy emotions that you might be experiencing. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of child molestation?

What are the most common symptoms of child molestation?

Many: Child molestation is a serious problem that can present in children in any number of ways. If you have concerns that your child has been the victim of sexual abuse please seek care immediately. There are child abuse specialists who are experts in determining whether or not abuse has taken place. ...Read more

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Is this child molestation to help a child change from wet swimsuit?

Is this child molestation to help a child change from wet swimsuit?

Depends: At face value, no that is not molestation. But if a child molester is using that as an excuse, inappropriate fondling could occur which would be molestation. Get more info and be very certain before you make that accusation. But don't hold back if you are sure, children can't defend themselves. ...Read more

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Do you consider the patting on the back like in olympics a form of child molestation?

Depends: At face value, no that is not molestation. But if a child molester is using that as an excuse, inappropriate fondling could occur which would be molestation. Get more info and be very certain before you make that accusation. But don't hold back if you are sure, children can't defend themselves. ...Read more

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Child Molestation (Definition)

Child molestation is a term for the sexual abuse of children, which can cause future depression and anxiety ...Read more


Sexual Abuse Of Children (Definition)

Sexual abuse of children is the illegal engagement of sexual activity with minors by adults ...Read more