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Does being psychotic cause behavior problems?

Does being psychotic cause behavior problems?

It can: When a person is psychotic, he or she may become out of touch with reality. A person who is hallucinating and hearing voices, for example, may talk to him or herself. A person with paranoid delusions may build a bunker to protect him or herself. I knew a patient who ran 15 miles on a highway because he said he heard a voice telling him to do it. So the answer is: absolutely. ...Read more

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Is alcoholism causually linked to being sexually abused as a kid?

Is alcoholism causually linked to being sexually abused as a kid?

Possibly: There is a genetic association for alcohol problems, thus, it runs in families. It may be that who ever molested you, was a family member with a drinking problem. I would seek help to prevent more of a full blown problem with alcoholism. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can someone develop anxiety disorder after being sexually harassed as a child?

Yes: Very possible indeed, especially when facing sexualized situations, or seeing others, especially children in sexualized situations can heavily factor into anxiety. ...Read more

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Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Are sexually suppressed children more prone to develop abnormal sexual behavior (sex addiction, asexual etc)?

Maybe: It depends on what you mean by sexually suppressed. If you mean children raised in conservative homes that discourage early sexual experiences but don't teach that sex is bad, probably not. If you mean children raised in homes that have negative or punitive views of sex, probably yes. ...Read more

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If sexually abused at age 4-9 yrs old, by older males cause any permament damages to any nervous in that area?

If sexually abused at age 4-9 yrs old, by older males cause any permament damages to any nervous in that area?

Physical damage: I'm so sorry to hear that this has happened to you. Depending on what specifically was done and how invasive it was, a young girl could be anatomically injured by an older male. It might be difficult at 49 to relate nerve damage to specific childhood events, but please speak with your obgyn physician about any current concerns. Please know that emotional recovery is always possible via therapy. ...Read more

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If i wasn't born with adhd, could it be impulsive behavior disorder?

If i wasn't born with adhd, could it be impulsive behavior disorder?

How do you know: If you do not have adhd? 40 yrs ago many people who had adhd were not diagnosed with adhd. Meet with a psychologist and they will help diagnose you and help decide a course of treatment. ...Read more

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What causes over being sexually abused?

What causes over being sexually abused?

Work with: An expert in treating sexual abuse. Not all psychologists or therapists have special training in the treatment of sexual abuse. Another excellent resource is 'trauma and recovery' by judith herman, md. Be well, . ...Read more

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Is it possible to have depersonalization disorder without having been abused sexually or physically previously?

Is it possible to have depersonalization disorder without having been abused sexually or physically previously?

Yes: Depersonalization can be triggered by any stress or trauma -- not only personal sexual or physical abuse. Being in an accident, etc. Drug/alcohol abuse can be a trigger. Also, it can occur with other mental health conditions like panic disorder, depression, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder (ptsd) or dissociative identity disorder (did). Abuse can also be with any of these, though. ...Read more

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Is it possible that drug use cause irrational and impulsive behavior?

Is it possible that drug use cause irrational and impulsive behavior?

Certainly, while the: user is high on methamphetamine or if the user has a " swiss cheese" brain from micro-strokes caused by " meth." Drug-seeking behavior can also be quite irrational. Many other examples come to mind-PCP, Cocaine, LSD..for example ...Read more

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What type of personality disorder mimics others, has anger issues and doesn't admit when they are wrong?

What type of personality disorder mimics others, has anger issues and doesn't admit when they are wrong?

Well....: Sorry, those behaviors can be seen in a number of personality disorders & are not specific for just one. ...Read more

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Is it true you can be considered insane if you have antisocial personality disorder?

Not insane: No. Antisocial personality disorder is not psychosis. Sane and insane are basically legal terms to distinguish whether a person is in touch with reality enough to know right from wrong. Individuals with antisocial personally disorder are in touch with reality enough to know right from wrong. However, they have not internalized society's moral values and are lacking in conscience and empathy. ...Read more

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Is it possible that somebody's drinking problems are caused by his shyness?

Is it possible that somebody's drinking problems are caused by his shyness?

Possible,,,unlikely: Shyness manifests in all sorts of ways, and people deal with it in many ways too, including drinking too much. However, blaming a chronic drinking problem on shyness probably misses the point. Alcoholism is a disorder, and we often look for "explanations" as a way of avoiding blame or denying there is a problem. "i'm just shy" is not an answer to why someone drinks to excess. ...Read more

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What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for

What are mental illnesses caused by physical and sexual parental abuse as a young child? Any signs to watch for

Mood Problems, PTSD: The most common psychiatric problems related to a history of abuse are various mood related problems, such as depression, and anxiety-related symptoms (including full-blown ptsd). There is also an increased risk of other behavioral problems and substance abuse. ...Read more

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Is sexual arousal by some people's feet (only some) a mental illness? If so,that would mean psychotherapy could make those thoughts go away, right?

Is sexual arousal by some people's feet (only some) a mental illness? If so,that would mean psychotherapy could make those thoughts go away, right?

Feet: It is possible that sexual arousal by feet is a paraphilia as defined in the Diagnostic manual the DSM5. BUT it might not be because it is a complex diagnosis therefore you must see a psychologist or psychiatrist for an evaluation and diagnosis. Be well, Dr.G ...Read more

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Gf has an eating disorder, cuts herself, and is depressed. Could these possibly be linked to being abused?

Gf has an eating disorder, cuts herself, and is depressed. Could these possibly be linked to being abused?

It's quite possible.: Don't know any particulars. But individuals who have suffered early trauma can be at risk for developing mental health problems. I very hope that she is getting good professional care to help work through these issues. ...Read more

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Does being obese as a child cause early puberty?

Does being obese as a child cause early puberty?

It depends: Overweight or obese females may enter puberty earlier. In obese males, puberty may be delayed. ...Read more

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I have bipolar disorder, coudl it be caused by domestic abuse, what to do?

I have bipolar disorder, coudl it be caused by domestic abuse, what to do?

Bipolar Disorder : May have been exacerbated by or trigger by domestic violence/ abuse. That does not mean it was the cause. What to do? Are you receiving help for your bipolar disorder? If not, getting mental health assistance is very important. If you are living in a home with domestic violence -if you elect to remain, then it would be very important to have a safety plan. This would allow you to leave before it. ...Read more

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If sexually abused at age 4-9 yrs old, by older males cause any permament damages to any nervous in that area?

Physical damage: I'm so sorry to hear that this has happened to you. Depending on what specifically was done and how invasive it was, a young girl could be anatomically injured by an older male. It might be difficult at 49 to relate nerve damage to specific childhood events, but please speak with your obgyn physician about any current concerns. Please know that emotional recovery is always possible via therapy. ...Read more

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There is pain in the front opening of my vagina which feels like raw emotions when touched. Can emotions cause pain? #nqlu i was sexually abused as a pre-teen and i just started unfolding this trauma in my body. I have not had pain in the front of my vagi

There is pain in the front opening of my vagina which feels like raw emotions when touched. Can emotions cause pain? #nqlu i was sexually abused as a pre-teen and i just started unfolding this trauma in my body. I have not had pain in the front of my vagi

Hello. : Hello. I can't tell you if there is a physical / health problem with your genitals. You sound intuitive. Having emotions kindled of past trauma can also make you ripe for possible reliving. Sometimes with reliving, you can feel, hear, see or smell things that occurred during your trauma. If you are not seeing a therapist already, i recommend that you do. Take care. ...Read more

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What causes a person to commit child abuse/molestation? My moms father&brother sexually abused younger now suffers from schizophrenia/bipolar.

What causes a person to commit child abuse/molestation? My moms father&brother sexually abused younger now suffers from schizophrenia/bipolar.

Many things: Such a painful situation here. Many people who abuse or molest children were themselves abused . . . . Thus perpetuating a generational crime against younger (and less powerful) kids in the family. The key is to shift the victim to survivor through timely treatment, as was probably not done for the perpetrator. Sometimes when the child "tells, " she or he is not believed, either. Tragic. ...Read more

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Memory flashes suggest i was sexually abused as a kid. If true, could it have caused lax ligaments in si joints/pelvis? Sacrum slips in/out of place.

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Memory flashes suggest i was sexually abused as a kid. If true, could it have caused lax ligaments in si joints/pelvis? Sacrum slips in/out of place.

Here are some...: Clinically, it is very unlikely based on what described. But, we need to realize & accept: Life is a one-way street of accumulation, modification, & continuation. So, do something within our control now, that is, healthy lifestyle, and stop worrying something beyond our control, that is, the personal past. To explore more so to live on better, go to http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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What are the challenges of having a relationship with a female that has been sexually abused?

What are the challenges of having a relationship with a female that has been sexually abused?

Trust a problem: There is usually a problem with trust. Since the abuse is usually at the hands of someone she trusted, it is hard for her autonomic system to trust that you, too, won't abuse her someday. Maybe today. So sexual responses can be inhibited - or even exaggerated. Hard for her to know she is loved for herself (how valuable could i be if someone could do that to me? But with therapy+time it can work! ...Read more

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How can I move on from being sexually abused as an 8 year old?

Resource here:: http://www.rainn.org/get-help a solid non-profit group that helps all those who were sexually abused. Be well, . ...Read more

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Can someone black out a memory of being sexually abused long ago?

Can someone black out a memory of being sexually abused long ago?

YES: We humans have a remarkable ability to put painful memories in a "vault" in our mind.This does , unfortunately , have a bad habit of hurting us later in life.We drink, risk take, use drugs and a host of other bad actions to deal with the trauma of that abuse.Recommend a mental health professional to help with this issue. ...Read more

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Can you please explain how and why who were sexually abused in childhood masturbate obsessively?

Can you please explain how and why who were sexually abused in childhood masturbate obsessively?

Variable responses: Some of my sexually abused patients have masturbated compulsively. For several this has been a way to self-soothe, under their own volition rather than someone else's. For others it has been a way to experience themselves as still intact despite previous experiences. Others have not wanted to acknowledge their sexuality at all. So, the response is variable and never an automatic one. ...Read more

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How come adults who were sexually abused as children sometimes have trouble with intercourse?

How come adults who were sexually abused as children sometimes have trouble with intercourse?

Difficult issue: The core of this issue often represents a destruction of the primary trust response in early childhood.Since most involve trusted adults or close family members, a kid can grow up not knowing who of if to trust, including their intimate partners, or sexual activity sends them back in time to the abuse. Therapy can help this process.Those who avoid therapy carry a heavy burden. ...Read more

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Is it possible to raise one's global functioning assessment score? I was raised in an old italian clan where as the eldest son, i witnessed my first murder only to learn that i would witness more. I was severely sexually abused by my body guard while my p

Is it possible to raise one's global functioning assessment score? I was raised in an old italian clan where as the eldest son, i witnessed my first murder only to learn that i would witness more. I was severely sexually abused by my body guard while my p

Dr : Dr ferraz provided good information. Your global functioning assessment score or gaf is simply a numerical score which estimates how well you are functioning socially, psychologically and occupationally. Our gaf scores fluctuate. For instance, if my pet dies and I am really feeling sad, my gaf may drop. When I am feeling better and functioning at a better level, my gaf score may be higher. It sounds like you have faced a lot of trauma in your life. What is more important than gaf scores, is getting help so that you can feel safe, happy and productive. Good luck. ...Read more

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Who can I call/talk to if i know i was sexually abused as a child?

Who can I call/talk to if i know i was sexually abused as a child?

Look here:: http://www.rainn.org/get-help a non-profit organization devoted to helping victims of sexual abuse. ...Read more

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Does a mother who sexually abused child needs to seek professional counseling?

Does a mother who sexually abused child needs to seek professional counseling?

Quite possibly: Some parents of children who have been sexually abused have felt overwhelming guilt and self-blame that they could not protect their child. Also, a child being sexually abused is more than enough to traumatize the parent. Any of these feelings and others can be worked through safely with a trusted psychologist/therapist. ...Read more

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I am scared of having a pelvic exam because I was sexually abused as a child. How can I handle it?

Tell Your Doctor!: Your ob/gyn physician will have experience treating patients with a history of childhood sexual abuse, and he or she can help you through it by discussing the details of the procedure beforehand and doing whatever you need to feel comfortable, including having people you trust with you for the exam. Inform your doctor well in advance of the exam and you can create a plan for the office visit. ...Read more

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What should a guy do in his late twenties who has been sexually abused as a child to overcome the side effects of child abuse ?

What should a guy do in his late twenties who has been sexually abused        as a child to overcome the side effects of child abuse ?

Consider therapy: Child abuse has many effects on a person, depending on what/who was involved, and what supports there were for the child. A psychotherapist who knows emdr (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing) could assist you in dealing with the aftermath -- and help you move forward. http://www.emdr.com/general-information/what-is-emdr.html good for you in exploring your options! recovery = possible. ...Read more

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I was sexually abused as a young girl. I'm now 23. could this have messed up my hormones or my periods? I have always had trouble with my periods.

I was sexually abused as a young girl. I'm now 23. could this have messed up my hormones or my periods? I have always had trouble with my periods.

Likely unrelated: There could be some emotional aspects you stress over, but these are secondary to what nature does to your system. The average woman will have predictable cycles but there are a great number who do not.These women often start having problems as soon as menses starts. One of the original reasons the pill was developed was to help control cycles. Over time the BC side effect became their main use. ...Read more

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Father of 3 needing advice on relationship with companion, in which has been sexually abused in the past.\?

Father of 3 needing advice on relationship with companion, in which has been sexually abused in the past.\?

Difficult situation: Your companion is dealing with a painful situation, and may or may not be able to relate to you as you would prefer. Your partner's relationship with you will likely be affected by his/her relationship with the perpetrator, with all conflicting feelings. If your partner is not in treatment, this can be very confusing for both of you. If in treatment, flashbacks can still occur but there's hope. ...Read more

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I am feeling comfortable talking to my brother. Could I have been sexually abused in the past a child and i can't remember it, what to do?

I am feeling comfortable talking to my brother. Could I have been sexually abused in the past a child and i can't remember it, what to do?

Be careful: If you are being cared for by a therapist, professional or lay, competent or not, and that therapist is focusing on trying to get you to remember "forgotten sexual abuse", then please get a second opinion. You may be under the care of a gravely misguided individual who can do enormous harm to you and those you love. ...Read more

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My son (10) has a returning pain 1' above the penis. It comes daily for about 20 min. Strong pressure. (sexually abused by his father 3 yrs ago).?

My son (10) has a returning pain 1' above the penis. It comes daily for about 20 min. Strong pressure. (sexually abused by his father 3 yrs ago).?

For suprapubic pain,: See your peditrician. If the urinalysis is clear & there is no history of chronic constipation, (s)he may refer him to a pediatric urologist. Know that children process the trauma of having been molested repeatedly, in different ways at each new developmental stage. Ask his pediatrician for a referral to a child psychologist with expertise in molest/abuse, also. Your county may fund the therapy. ...Read more

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I gave oral sex to husband.Before me he gave oral sex to a woman who was sexually abused.I had tonsillitis for 2 months.Is this high risk oral hpv?

I gave oral sex to husband.Before me he gave oral sex to a woman who was sexually abused.I had tonsillitis for 2 months.Is this high risk oral hpv?

HPV: I am not sure why you keep asking this question. First if you were sexual with your husband with normal vaginal intercourse your hpv risk is in your cervix not your throat. Once you have this infection you do not get it again in a different spot as you were told in previous answers. Hpv infection does not cause any acute inflammation like tonsillitis. ...Read more