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Does Being Sexually Abused Cause Juvenile Problem Behavior
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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