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Overcoming the Trauma of Sexual Abuse

October 19, 2012

Sexual abuse and the trauma it can cause may leave a woman feeling out of control, angry, frustrated, depressed, or anxious about the future.  Unfortunately, sexual abuse is alarmingly common; more than 200,000 cases are reported each year in the United States, with the majority of incidents going unreported out of fear, shame, or guilt.  It is normal for a victim to feel angry, frightened, or guilty after sexual abuse, and the psychological impact of abuse can linger for days, weeks, months, and even years, preventing a woman from recovering and achieving success in her life.  Treatment for trauma caused…

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