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Are sexual abuse victims being diagnosed with a mental disorder they don't have?

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firemonkee57

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Posted by Alexandra Shimo 27 March 2019

Suppose, for the sake of a thought experiment, that a new psychological disorder was discovered. It is supported by dozens of studies and recognized by some of the world’s leading psychiatrists and psychologists, but not by the North American psychiatric establishment. And let’s say the refusal to accept this new disorder had devastating consequences for #MeToo survivors.

That claim is asserted by a growing number of sexual abuse victims, psychiatrists and psychologists worldwide.

Are sexual abuse victims being diagnosed with a mental disorder they don't have?


This sounds as though it's quite a serious issue.
 
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It is a concern I have that victims are ignored.
 
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...and treated appallingly by mh workers as a result?.... yep
 
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I dunno about any body else, but I am a childhood sexual abuse survivor, and I was diagnosed with CPTSD.

I also have a friend who was diagnosed with BPD. She has a lot of my symptoms, but I totally am not a doctor, so I stay out of others' diagnosis.
 
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Hi. I'm new to this. I dnt know where to start. I'm 39. And I told my family when I was 12. And I have never forgotten about it all. I e tried a councillor so many times. N ive had to go my doctors. And they are sending me to someone to talk about ptsd..does that sound right. I'm scared I dmt know where to start. X
 
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I suggest if you want some good reading about trauma to read the book, “The Body Keeps The Score,” or any of Dr. Pete Walker’s book on complex trauma. Even his website could be a good start.
 
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Hmm... I am curious what this mental illness those affected by SA are experiencing that is either not true or completely different? Do you mean because of the introduction of the internet the definition of PTSD has to be updated to include internet things?
 
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