What are the symptoms of adults that are affected by child molestation?

Many. Adults who were sexually molested as children can have many responses. They can experience anxiety, depression, flashbacks, nightmares, hypervigilance, self-injury/suicide attempts, and pain syndromes. Some isolate themselves. They may do fine at work, but have few or no intimate relationships. Substance abuse may be the path of others. With a good therapist, treatment can be lifesaving.