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Doctor insights on: Sexually Abused Child

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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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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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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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I am scared of having a pelvic exam because I was sexually abused as a child. How can I handle it?

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 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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How to know if I have been sexually abused as a child?

How to know if I have been sexually abused as a child?

Sexual abuse: At this point, there will be no physical signs. I suggest you speak to a therapist about why you are suspecting abuse and explore the memories you have of childhood. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I have been sexually abused as a child?

Is it possible that I have been sexually abused as a child?

Can't be answered: There is no way for us to know that. You may need to see your doctor as well as a good therapist to help you figure that out. If you have a concern about it, a therapist can help you deal with those feelings. ...Read more

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How to get past symptoms of being sexually abused as a child?

How to get past symptoms of being sexually abused as a child?

Thanks for asking: It must be very hard to reach out after suffering for many years. I have (and am) in your shoes. That trauma is never forgotten, but you can learn to go on despite and in spite of what you lived through - I have that personal experience. It takes therapy, though, to have someone skilled in this type of abuse to help you put it in your rearview mirror, instead of staring at you head on. Seek a pro! ...Read more

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What are the effects of having been sexually abused as a child?

What are the effects of having been sexually abused as a child?

Multiple: If concerned you should see your dr. And a counselor trained in dealing with sexually abused victims. ...Read more

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I need some help to know if I've probably been sexually abused as a child?

I need some help to know if I've probably been sexually abused as a child?

Hard to tell: We can't possibly know for sure. If you have concerns, feelings that might be related to possible abuse, see a good therapist to work on this. You can't change what's happened in the past, but you can change how you feel about it now, and how you respond in the future. ...Read more

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If you were sexually abused as a child, what will happen when I become an adult?

Many Possibilities: There are many different possible outcomes to sexual abuse. It is not automatic that these children will have problems as adults, but there is a higher risk of emotional and behavioral difficulties. ...Read more

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Was I sexually abused as a child and forgot. Why is it that this happens so often?

Was I sexually abused as a child and forgot. Why is it that this happens so often?

See below: Sorry it did happened to you. Your memory is repressing an unpleasant events in the past as a copying mechanism, so you can go with your life forward. And to love again and be loved. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I was sexually abused as a child and now I don't know how to handle it, what do I do?

I was sexually abused as a child and now I don't know how to handle it, what do I do?

Thanks for asking: It must be very hard to reach out after suffering for many years. I have (and am) in your shoes. That trauma is never forgotten, but you can learn to go on despite and in spite of what you lived through - I have that personal experience. It takes therapy, though, to have someone skilled in this type of abuse to help you put it in your rearview mirror, instead of staring at you head on. Seek a pro! ...Read more

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I feel like that I may have been sexually abused as a child. What could be causing this feeling?

I feel like that I may have been sexually abused as a child. What could be causing this feeling?

Complex Question: This is a complex question that is well beyond the scope of this forum. You should speak with a mental health provider (psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor, etc). Clearly something must be making you think or feel this way, but it can potentially take weeks to months to years to figure these things out. I wish you all the best. ...Read more

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Are there ways for a person to know they were sexually abused as a child if they have absolutely no recollection of it but show many signs.

Are there ways for a person to know they were sexually abused as a child if they have absolutely no recollection of it but show many signs.

Usually if a person: Was the victim of significant abuse ; there was no recall - there is a reason for that. The mind has protective mechanisms for issues that are too traumatic to deal with. Try to dig for possible past trauma can lead to severe regression ; false memories. I allow my patients to discover at a safe pace in therapy. Sometimes there are family members who are aware of events that occurred in the past. ...Read more

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What do I do to remember if I was sexually abused as a child?

What do I do to remember if I was sexually abused as a child?

Beware: There are "therapists" who will try to get you to remember things that may well not have happened. The majority opinion today is that these "memories" are unreliable and you may hate someone for no reason, ruining relationships and your own mental health. And "remembering trauma" will not cure you. Get with an evidence-based therapist who'll focus on really helping you for a better future. ...Read more

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What to do if I think I was sexually abused as a child but I can't remember it?

What to do if I think I was sexually abused as a child but I can't remember it?

Explore it: With a therapist or psychologist that you trust. Such a person will help you sort out what is making you think you were abused and feelings associated with this idea and how this affects you life today. You can find a psychologist close to you here: locator. Apa. Org find someone who knows about sexual abuse and who you like and who feels safe. ...Read more

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I was sexually abused as a child and as an adult and still have severe flashbacks is this normal?

I was sexually abused as a child and as an adult and still have severe flashbacks is this normal?

Maybe PTSD: I am sorry to hear of your trauma. While it is possible to think of flashbacks after trauma as one of the consequences that can be expected, I wouldn't consider them 'normal'. Just as concussion symptoms after a car accident may be expected, but are not normal. You may have post traumatic stress disorder. To learn more about it visit istss. Org and consider getting a psychiatric evaluation. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I was sexually abused as a child and I think I have depression?

What do you advise if I was sexually abused as a child and I think I have depression?

Take your life back: If you are asking if you are depressed, you need to talk with someone. Having been traumatized as a child, can stir issues. It's impact on relationships, your bodily experiences, trust, etc are all issues that can be addressed in therapy. Take your life back, by taking the first steps for help. ...Read more

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Can someone who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child recover and be normal?

Can someone who was a victim of sexual abuse as a child recover and be normal?

Yes!: Early intervention with psychological help is very important. Long-term harm can occur if issues are not address and verbalized by the victim, who in some ways may even feel responsible. ...Read more

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