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Doctor insights on: Sexual Abuse

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How can I heal from sexual abuse?

How can I heal from sexual abuse?

Congrats on: Coming to terms in dealing with abuse of this magnitude is couragous in it's self you are saying you will not let that person keep control over your life, the way to move forward is to seek help from a trusted therapist skilled in this area and most importantly one you can relate to. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is sexual abuse?

Can you tell me what is sexual abuse?

Anytime: someone has sexual contact with another person without that person explicitly agreeing (for an adult) and any sexual contact with a child (whether or not the child "agreed") is sexual abuse ...Read more

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Effects of long term childhood sexual abuse?

Effects of long term childhood sexual abuse?

Many neg effects: Childhood sexual abuse (often occurs with other maltreatment) is associated with many negative outcomes e.g., substance abuse, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, low academic achievement & poor economic traction, criminal behavior, difficulties with parenting and risk of abusing own kids/ selecting abusivd partners low stress tolerance, sexual problems, trust issues, low self esteem, etc. ...Read more

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Do really bad nightmates indicate sexual abuse?

Do really bad nightmates indicate sexual abuse?

No: Even people with fairly fortunate histories can periodically suffer really bad nightmares. Yet, they "can" mean there are troubled things filling the mind. You ought not try to pin point the things from nightmares - certainly not alone. It's never easy to be certain - but there are big mistakes to be made in those woods. Be careful. Talk w/ a good therapist. ...Read more

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Improving Sexual Performance (Checklist)

Communicate with your partner
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Practice -- sex improves through practice and communication
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Exercise -- better body image will improve your desire
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Is this sexual abuse if I flirt with my students?

No, it is stupidity: Why on earth would you want to flirt with them, even more so if they are under age. It could also mget you fired. Flirtation is for outside school and hopefully withindividuals over 18 years. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have been affected by sexual abuse?

Any advice? I have been affected by sexual abuse?

Sexual abuse: I would suggest that you seek out counseling with a mental health practitioner who specializes in treatment of trauma and abuse. Sexual abuse affects personal relationships, as well as self-esteem and confidence. In counseling, you can resolve and release the trauma which may still be stored in your body memory, and move towards a more balanced life. ...Read more

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What are the long-term health effects of sexual abuse?

What are the long-term health effects of sexual abuse?

Sexual abuse takes: a toll in many different ways. It varies from person 2 person. The most common basic impact is on the person's ability 2 trust anyone. This leads 2 various types of social/emotional issues. It can also lead 2 depression, anxiety and other emotional issues. For some people the impact is seen in physical ailments, ulcers, stomach problems, headaches or more. Psychotherapy and support groups help ...Read more

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What are telltale symptoms of sexual abuse in children?

What are telltale symptoms of sexual abuse in children?

When children have: Been sexually abused, there is often a sudden change in their behavior. They may start acting out. Failing in school, having nightmares, making sexually provocative remarks. If you suspect something is wrong, it is a good idea to consult with a child psychologist. ...Read more