I was sexually abused as a child and now I don't know how to handle it, what do I do?

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 this type of abuse to help you put it in your rearview mirror, instead of staring at you head on. Seek a pro!

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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.

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...
People who have . been abused/molested tend to molest and abuse children/people. Schizophrenia or Bipolar disorder are two different kinds of mental illness and need medicine. They worsen with any stress and can get better with therapy and medicine. Seek a psychiatrist for medicine. Go find a psychologist for counseling and go to primary care if the wait for the psychiatrist is too long. . 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?

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...
Seek counseling. You have experienced a tremendous trauma as a child and this needs to be dealt with seriously. You need the guidance and supervision of a trained therapist such as a psychologist, psychiatrist or social worker to help you deal with the feelings of pain from your early experiences of betrayal of trust and loss of safety. Please seek help asap. You can ask your regular doctor for a reference to a therapist. Read more...