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Does Being Sexually Abused Cause Juvenile Problem Behavior
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Vague memories suggesting sexual abuse as a kid. I'm in psychotherapy, but wonder if this can cause si joint/pelvic instability? Sacrum slips in/out.
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
What type of personality disorder mimics others, has anger issues and doesn't admit when they are wrong?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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