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Anonymous Story: I Was Raped Too.

I was raped too. Still have my PTSD and still suffer from depression. I cut myself to free the pain. And no one understands. “A small gesture can turn somebody’s situation around. Support survivors by ONLY leaving a kind and thoughtful comment.”

Personality Disorders and Addiction

By The Recovery Village | Editor Jonathan StrumMedically Reviewed By Audrey Howitt, JD, LMFT It’s important for people with personality disorders and co-occurring addictions to get treatment for both conditions. Otherwise, recovery can be very difficult. Personality disorders often co-occur with substance use disorder, the clinical term for drug or alcohol addiction. In particular, people with borderline or antisocial personality …

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Ways To Treat Learned Helplessness

The theory of learned helplessness has also been applied to many conditions and behaviors, including clinical depression, aging, domestic violence, poverty, discrimination, parenting, academic achievement, drug abuse, alcoholism, politics, and citizens’ reactions to poor governance. Based on learned helplessness, a specific theory was developed for abused spouses/significant others called the theory of cyclic abuse, a …

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How Neuroscience Can Help Explain The Irregularities In A Survivor’s Story

Why are victims of sexual assault so often not believed? A large percentage of the disbelief may be linked to the behavioural patterns of victims themselves, which can vary widely from case to case and often include behaviours of which the average police officer or caregiver would be skeptical. To understand these patterns, it is …

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Sexual Revictimization: Repeat Assault On Victims Of Sexual Violence

One of the saddest legacies of repeat sexual violence is that survivors often feel that if it’s happened so often, they must somehow deserve it. Unfortunately, we live in a society that often agrees. While it is important not to subscribe to stereotypes that a certain “type” of people are repeatedly raped, according to research, the …

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