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How does being sexually abused during childhood affect you later on?

How does being sexually abused during childhood affect you later on?

Multiple effects: Sexual abuse in childhood may leave significant mental sequelae (consequences) - such as depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome that may impair social/psychological and physical functioning as adult. ...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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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 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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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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What are signs of adult a.D.D. ? And also ptsd? I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety

What are signs of adult a.D.D. ? And also ptsd?  I was sexually abused as a child. Have issues with memory, easily distracted, depression, stress management/anxiety

You may have both: The sx of adhd and ptsd may overlap. Especially in the details of easy distractabilty and poor memory. You should see a counselor for your ptsd symptoms but you should get some comprehensive psychological testing to determine if you have both or the one diagnosis ater this you may or may not want to add medication to the counseling. ...Read more

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