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Impact of Childhood Abuse: Dissociation, Part One

Dissociation is a common aftereffect of childhood abuse. Dissociation is best described on a continuum and is a defense mechanism that most people use every day. 588 more words

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Insomnia

One of my many rivals, insomnia, is back and I am not the least bit excited about her visit this time. I have extreme difficulty falling asleep, and when I finally am able to sleep, it’s restless and I am plagued with terrifying nightmares. 626 more words

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Aftereffects of Childhood Abuse: Workaholism/Compulsive Busy-ness

Workaholism and compulsive busy-ness are big problems in the United States, but because of our lifestyle, society applauds them rather than viewing them as the coping mechanisms that they are. 244 more words

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Aftereffects of Childhood Abuse: Suicidal Urges

Suicidal urges are common for abuse survivors. What makes these urges so perplexing is that they are echoes of the past rather than about today, but they feel so ever-present. 306 more words

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Aftereffects of Childhood Abuse: Substance Abuse

Many adult survivors of childhood abuse struggle with some form of substance abuse. Whether they turn to alcohol, prescription drugs, or street drugs, they are using a substance to help manage their emotional pain. 235 more words

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Aftereffects of Childhood Abuse: Self-injury

Self-injury is a very common aftereffect of childhood abuse. Most people think that self-injury is synonymous with cutting, but the truth is that there is a wide variety of ways to self-injure that do not involve cutting yourself. 490 more words

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Aftereffects of Childhood Abuse: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a common aftereffect of childhood abuse. OCD is driven by anxiety, and the OCD symptoms help the anxious person to manage his anxiety. 444 more words

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