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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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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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What causes a person to commit child abuse/molestation? My moms father&brother sexually abused younger now suffers from schizophrenia/bipolar.

What causes a person to commit child abuse/molestation? My moms father&brother sexually abused younger now suffers from schizophrenia/bipolar.

Many things: Such a painful situation here. Many people who abuse or molest children were themselves abused . . . . Thus perpetuating a generational crime against younger (and less powerful) kids in the family. The key is to shift the victim to survivor through timely treatment, as was probably not done for the perpetrator. Sometimes when the child "tells, " she or he is not believed, either. Tragic. ...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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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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I am feeling comfortable talking to my brother. Could I have been sexually abused in the past a child and i can't remember it, what to do?

I am feeling comfortable talking to my brother. Could I have been sexually abused in the past a child and i can't remember it, what to do?

Be careful: If you are being cared for by a therapist, professional or lay, competent or not, and that therapist is focusing on trying to get you to remember "forgotten sexual abuse", then please get a second opinion. You may be under the care of a gravely misguided individual who can do enormous harm to you and those you love. ...Read more

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Scared of talking with my psychologist about sexual child abuse. Need some reassurance?

Scared of talking with my psychologist about sexual child abuse. Need some reassurance?

Embarrasement: In therapy, your goal is to let go of fixed ways of looking at your life and behaviors, rethink and redirect them and move forward to a happier life.The abuse has power over you, or you wouldn't have difficulty.Discussing it with a trusted doc can help you let go of a fixed idea.You are not defined by the events, but by the whole person you are and can be. Do the work to gain the benefits. ...Read more