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Would I be able to have survived extreme abuse in my childhood without becoming mentally ill?

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice

In brief: Yes

Not everyone who experiences extreme abuse develops a mental illness.
Seeking help from a psychologist greatly decreases one's risk of developing a mental disorder after experiencing trauma. There are many therapies to aid survivors of extreme abuse.

In brief: Yes

Not everyone who experiences extreme abuse develops a mental illness.
Seeking help from a psychologist greatly decreases one's risk of developing a mental disorder after experiencing trauma. There are many therapies to aid survivors of extreme abuse.
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