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

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Renee Burke
Adults molested as children can experience a range of emotional problems related to trust, emotional regulation, helplessness, hyper-reactivity to stress, somatic problems and a host of other ailments. I think that http://www.thehealingplace.info/adult-survivors-of-childhood-sexual-abuse/ is a very thorough sight.
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