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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


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He stopped answering my text I should be okay with that he raped me, but now I can't sleep at night and crying myself to sleep now, not healthy?

RAPE?: If this happened within the past 24 hours go to the ER RIGHT THIS MINUTE. Tell somebody what happened. They are there to help and not judge. You need to be checked out IMMEDIATELY for STD's. ...Read more

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Is there a drug or treatment that could wake someone from sleep induced by a date-rape drug?

If you believe : someone has taken a date rape drug and is not waking up, take them to an ER and have them seen. There are several types of date rape drugs and they can be lethal. ...Read more

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I was raped ten years ago (he climbed in a window while I slept). I am now having SEVERE anxiety, sleep/eating probs. This many yrs later...is it norm?

I was raped ten years ago (he climbed in a window while I slept). I am now having SEVERE anxiety, sleep/eating probs. This many yrs later...is it norm?

PTSD: What you were describing are probable symptoms of what is known as posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Get an a valuation for this from a psychiatrist, and seek psychotherapy. There is no shame in doing this.you will not be judged. Do it today. ...Read more

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As a child i was molested badly and now when i sleep at night i dream of men trying to rape me. How do I get over this?

As a child i was molested badly and now when i sleep at night i dream of men trying to rape me. How do I get over this?

Possible PTSD: It sounds like something may have flared up unresolved post traumatic stress disorder from childhood. Please see a psychiatrist who can help you with the nightmares and a psychologist who can talk to you and provide therapy to deal with the traumatic issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I was recently raped at work and im very depressed and anxious and cannot sleep at all due to nightmares. Im very scared about what I may do?

Take action: If you are in the US or some other country where the rule of law exists, and you were physically assaulted or threatened, whether or not it was actually rape, you owe it to yourself and others to report the rape to both the police and to your employer. In addition, get to your physician now for talk and perhaps Rx. Look forward and try to find real love even in a world where bad things do happen. ...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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Zolpidem is said to be used for a rape drug, is this true and how does it work. Can a man that has taken zolpiden get an erection while asleep?

Zolpidem is said to be used for a rape drug, is this true and how does it work. Can a man that has taken zolpiden get an erection while asleep?

Zolpidem: Zolpidem and any other medication or substance which sedates people can probably be used for "date rape." however, this is not an appropriate use of a medicine prescribed for temporary insomnia. Rape is a serious crime. Men often have erections while asleep, at certain phases of sleep cycle. This still doesn't excuse rape. ...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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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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