Effects of PTSD on the brain

If your child has been molested, or you are an adult survivor of child sexual abuse yourself, you may have experienced the effects of child abuse on healthy development without ever understanding why or how these consequences take shape. While the impact of sexual abuse can take many forms—emotional, social, and also physiological—often victims are…

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How Sexual Abuse Shapes a Life When learning about the trauma of early sexual abuse, much of the available information focuses on the long-term struggles experienced by survivors throughout adulthood; greater chances of substance abuse, sexual dysfunction, bipolar disorder and low self-esteem are frequently mentioned. However, it is important to survivors to understand how and…

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