When exposed to stress, abused women with and without current major depression exhibited increased ACTH concentrations compared with controls and nonabused depressed women.
Time spent in prison may rekindle not only the memories but the disabling psychological reactions and consequences of these earlier damaging experiences.
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So I am not going to anymore.
In extreme cases, the failure to exploit weakness is itself a sign of weakness and seen as an invitation for exploitation.
A more controversial literature links multiple personality disorder with child sexual abuse Bucky and Dallenberg ; Spanos
Primarily an American term, collateral consequences are the unintended outcomes — generally negative — of certain policies and practices.
Sixteen steps toward legally sound sexual abuse investigations.
Sexually abused girls also had a greater incidence of suicidal ideation, suicide attempts, and dysthymia than did controls.
A new study reveals a surprising brain mechanism tied to the experience of drug-induced hallucinations.
In many jurisdictions, abuse that is suspected, not necessarily proven, requires reporting to child protection agencies, such as the Child Protection Services in the United States.
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I will not let them take my Life
Several years ago, I confided to a colleague that I had no history of sexual victimization.
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In dysfunctional family systems, members often have to sacrifice their individual identities and relinquish boundaries to maintain the survival of the system.