Alive Again Ministries
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Helping broken people who truly want to change their lives

Symptoms of Sexual Abuse

[Rape, Sexualization, Sexual Molestation]
Sexual abuse creates the following traumatic after-effects.  The following is a sample list.  There could be other symptoms.
Shame and Guilt
Aggressive Behavior
Passive Aggressive Behavior
Interrupted Sleep
Avoidance Sleep
Thoughts of Suicide
Self Cutting
Anxiety Attacks
Irrational Fears
Numbing of Emotions/Not Caring
Outbursts of Anger or Rage
Drug/Alcohol Abuse/Prescription Drug Abuse
Sexual Promiscuity
Lack of Sexual Desire
Excessive Sexual Lust
A Lifestyle of Lying
Lack of Self Worth
Eating Disorders
Short or Long Term Depression
Hoarding/Excessive Collecting/Excessive Recycling
Excessive Drama
Self-Destructive Behaviors
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Symptoms/
Odd Obsessions
Withdrawal from Relationships
Homebound Seclusion
Hypochondriac Behaviors
Overwhelming Need to Please People
Creating a Fantasy Life
Over Obsessing: Latching onto People/Recycling/Pets/Animals
Leading a Double Life/Public Image-Private Self
Extravagant Spending/Materialism/Dressing Self-Protectively or Bizarrely
Uncomfortable with Sudden Physical Touch