Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Symptoms Found Among The Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Sexual abuse, molestation and sexual trauma produces a potentially large number of symptoms in its victims.

The following symptoms are found in patients who have come to seek treatment from professionals in hospitals, clinics, private practices or other treatment programs.

Depression is the most common symptom of sexual abuse, molestation and sexual trauma, claiming 97% of all sexual abuse survivors. 60% will experience sexual dysfunction, 49% anxiety and panic, 48% suicide or suicide attempts, 48% substance abuse, 46% psychoses, 32% dissociative disorders (including multiple personality disorder), 29% borderline personality disorder, 24% self-mutilation (including cutting), 24% sexual identity disorder, and 12% antisocial personality disorder.

 Most victims of sexual abuse, molestation and sexual trauma will experience more than one symptom, sometimes several.

However, all of these symptoms can be dealt with in a proper therapeutic setting. Victims need to realize that they are not alone, there is hope, they can get better.

To learn more, read the new book Sexual Trauma: A Challenge Not Insanity, A Revolutionary Approach To Treatment & Recovery From Sexual Abuse and PTSD by Prof. K. Elan Jung, MD, now available from The Hudson Press ( , and visit Prof. K. Elan Jung's extensive website, The Sexual Trauma Solution, at http//

This video is presented as a public service of Prof. K. Elan Jung, MD and

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