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Think Im ready 2 admit was raped last year- I blacked out/woke up during sex I didnt want 2 have. How do I tell psychiatrist? Embarrassed & ashamed.
Raped 2 yrs ago: Please have the courage to talk to your psychiatrist. What happened is not your fault and it is very important to your well being that you tell the psychiatrist EVERYTHING so you can get help. Make me a promise. Stop critical of your self right now. Forgive yourself. You have a right to be happy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I deal with increased PTSD symptoms when trying to start dating for the first time since my rape? Already seeing therapist and psychiatrist, but am looking for some help until I see my therapist again.
Get seen now: If you believe you were given a sedative and your date took advantage of you, call your physician now and ask for advice. If you are under the care of a therapist who is trying to elicit a forgotten memory to try to explain any of a variety of emotional difficulties, get a second opinion as to the appropriateness of this inquiry. If the situation is something else, your physician is your guide. ...Read more
It is never easy: I am sorry you had to go through being raped. It is hard to tell people, but if they care about you, they would want to know and support you through the painful process of recovery. Ask to speak with them in private and let them know that you need them to listen and believe you. Often even those who love you will not want to believe that something so terrible could happen. ...Read more
Seek assistance: If one believes they have been drugged and raped, the first thing to do is get medical attention - maybe going immediately to an er for a rape kit to be performed. This may help answer the quesiton and important evidence may be gathered. Gathering anything the drug may have been in may also help with the forensics. In terms of trauma, asap speak to a rape crisis counselor or clinical psychologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not wise: First you should go to a physician, explain what occurred and be thoroughly tested for stds and pregnancy. Then, it would be highly advisable to seek counseling. This should be either from a clinical psychologist or psychiatrist. Do not rely upon a religious leader although they can provide supplementary support. Proving what happened may be difficult. The legal system is not gentle. ...Read more
Forced intercourse: This unfortunate activity occurs when a partner forces the other member to have sex without their consent. Sometimes this is with the aid of drugs and alcohol, but other times the stronger partner forces the weaker to consent. It is technically illegal but difficult to prosecute since their are no witnesses and a strong embarrasment factor. ...Read more