The Image Of Sexual Abuse In Childhood And Always Feeling Anxious?

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Hello, I’m a 27 year old woman. R n When I was a child, I was sexually abused until I was in junior high school and only realized that it was a form of sexual harassment when I was growing up. He has always been silent, never told anyone about it, including his own parents and brothers. I experienced extreme fear of being close to the opposite sex, and became very awkward and shy when I had to interact with the opposite sex. R n Until I was 24 years old I had the courage to have a relationship with a man – now. A few months running, my girlfriend and I have had intercourse (except penetration) and at that time I was not afraid at all. it only happened a few times in about 3 months, and until now I never did it again. r nBut in recent years (after stopping intimate relationships) there has always been excessive anxiety and the image of abuse as a child has resurfaced. I get very aggressive and sensitive about various things. I always felt that what my boyfriend did was harassment even though it was with my consent. I’ve always had feelings of guilt and self-loathing. I often get angry and sad for no reason. Anxiety about various things often happens. But no one understands what’s wrong with me including my own girlfriend who already knows my childhood story. R nWhat should I do? Do I have to see a psychologist / psychiatrist? R nThank you, please help.

1 Answer:

Hi Assatro,


You really need to consult directly with a psychologist or psychiatrist about this. Regardless of what forms of sexual harassment you experience, it seems that this can cause you psychological harm as well as your relationships with other people.


Realizing this and trying to get the right treatment is a good first step for you. Of course this also requires support from people close to you who you trust, so that this condition improves faster.


PTSD is a psychiatric condition that is triggered by tragic events that have been experienced or witnessed, including those caused by previous sexual harassment.


But you don't have to rush into thinking that your condition is PTSD. Other conditions that can cause the disturbance you are currently experiencing include:

Anxiety disorders
Acute stress disorder
Phobias
Obsession compulsive disorder
Depression

So that this condition can be identified more clearly, please consult a psychiatrist or psychologist regularly.


That's the explanation, hope it can help you.


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