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What Kinds Of Talk Therapies Are Good For Helping Children Cope With Child Abuse
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Protect The Innocent: If you tell your psychiatrist that you are abusing a child or if you are under 18 and being abused, in the state of california, your doctor is legally obligated to report such abuse to the authorities. if you simply know of an abusive situation, this is not reported, but i would encourage you to report it yourself. I would image each state has similar legislation. Protect the innocent! ...Read more
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
18yr. Bad anxiety+PTSD from child abuse.5 yrs therapy with 3 docs..nothing. 2 yrs until med school decision.Can't go like this.How to make it go away?
Take a deep breath: No quick fix unfortunately. You need to continue your search for the best therapy match and a doctor willing to work with you to help you improve your quality of life. It is not unusual to go through several therapists and med trials for your condition. A multi drug approach combined with psychotherapy is the standard of care. Surround yourself with caring supportive people. Avoid chaos or drama. ...Read more
Profoundly: Child abuse can have a variety of effects on children. Once safety is re-established and physical harm treated, emotional harm can be assessed. The ability of children to trust others and changes in what to expect in relationships are often the most profound psychological injuries. Post traumatic stress disorder and depression are also extremely common. Therapy can help all of this. ...Read more
Could /not advised : The abuse hotlines in many states will take reports from anyone & generally provide autonimity. However, ill advised as it is, smoking around kids is not illegal and would not generate an investigation.The states allow parents to make a varety of bad decisions without stepping in & this is one example. I tell parents & grandparents the best gift they can give a child they love is to stop smoking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you tell me what type of imaging protocol is best to see child abuse ( 3phase, whole body, spot views, spect)?
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 abuse counseling to help you put it in your rearview mirror, instead of staring at you head on. Seek a pro! ...Read more
It is possible.: Other fractures -- like skull, rib and long bones are more common. Regardless of the type of fracture, if you suspect child abuse, you should find a way to help that child.If necessary, contact the child's dr, or teacher, or a county child protective services agency. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Survivor of horrific abuse, PTSD, scared of therapy would I benefit from online therapy scared to talk to someone in person about the horrific abuse?
Trauma take it slow: It's common to be scared to talk to someone, especially a new therapist. Our job is to work at your speed. In my own practice, I've even asked clients to slow down. Prior to talking about abuse, you must develop trust and soothing/relaxation skills so you can continue to feel in control in session. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers