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Counselors (Definition)

Counselors/therapists are health professionals who usually specialize in a particular mode of therapy such as psychotherapy (counseling) or art therapy to help patients tackle various issues. Such issues may be phobias (fears) of the patient, mental health ...Read more


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I feel i can't be 100% honest with counselor I'm 18 i was raped I'm scared if i tell them they will tell my mom will/can they tell or is kept private?

I feel i can't be 100% honest with counselor I'm 18 i was raped I'm scared if i tell them they will tell my mom will/can they tell or is kept private?

At 18 you are an : adult, in terms of your personal health information. No medical or mental health provider can share your information unless you sign a HIPAA-approved release of records to a specific person. If rape occurred before you turned 18, any provider must report it as child abuse & must ensure that no one, even a family member, can abuse you for disclosing it To begin healing, you must disclose. ...Read more

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I have ptsd and have nightmares daily about my childhood rape. See counselor regularly, but can't sleep w/o someone with me. What can I do? 17 y/o f

I have ptsd and have nightmares daily about my childhood rape. See counselor regularly, but can't sleep w/o someone with me. What can I do? 17 y/o f

Consider a referral : To an adolescent psychiatrist for medications known to help in ptsd to use as an adjunct to your therapy. Please tell your counselor about your continued physical ; emotional distress. If one of the types of therapy for ptsd - exposure therapy, relaxation training or eye movement desensitization ; reprocessing (emdr) has not worked, another may, in the hands of an expert therapist. ...Read more

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What tests should someone take if they were raped?

What tests should someone take if they were raped?

Rape Crisis Center: Most towns have a rape crisis center, and you should see a physician and counselor as soon as possible. You should have at least testing for possible exposure to venereal diseases, and have someone work with you to inform the police about the assault. Seek help immediately. ...Read more

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Who should you go to if you suspect that you've been raped?

The nearest hospital: Go to the nearest hospital for a safe (sexual assualt forensic exam) exam. ...Read more

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Define real rape?

Define real rape?

"Real" rape: Rape is forced sexual intercourse, often under threat of injury. Both men and women -- and children also -- can be raped. And despite rep. Todd akin's recent comments about so-called "legitimate" rape, it can result in pregnancy. ...Read more

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What are date rape drugs?

So you get amnesia: These drugs are given to people to cause amnesia. Then person may get raped but cannot remember. Be careful in bars about accepting drinks from strangers. ...Read more

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What are so-called date rape drugs?

What are so-called date rape drugs?

Dangerous Drugs: These are drugs that are sometimes used to assist a sexual assault. These drugs are powerful and dangerous. They can be slipped into your drink when you are not looking. The drugs often have no color, smell, or taste, so you can't tell if you are being drugged.The drugs can make you become weak and confused — or even pass out — so that you are unable to refuse sex or defend yourself. ...Read more

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Theoretically, is this considered statutory rape if the boy is 16?

Statutory rape: Varies legally from state to state. In colorado, sex with someone under 15 by someone at least 4 years older or of someone 15 or 16 by someone at least 10 years older is sexual assault (statutory rape). So, if the boy is the actor, it would be statutory rape if the victim is 12 or younger. If the boy is the victim, it would be statutory rape if the actor is 26 or older. Check your laws. ...Read more

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Sexual Assault (Definition)

Sexual assault is a crime in which the victim has received unwanted touches (or worse bodily contact) on sexual parts of his or her body, or the victim has been touched by sexual parts of the attacker's body. State and federal laws have detailed legal ...Read more


Rape (Definition)

Rape is the act of forcing sexual activity on someone else. It is usually conducted by men against women. Being raped may put a woman at risk of ...Read more