Alive Again Ministries
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
A trauma ministry helping people after abortion, sexual abuse, and behavioral changes.

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.
  
Flashbacks
Shame and Guilt
Aggressive Behavior
Passive Aggressive Behavior
Nightmares/Dreams
Interrupted Sleep
Avoidance Sleep
Thoughts of Suicide
Self Cutting
Anxiety Attacks
Irrational Fears
Numbing of Emotions/Not Caring
Irritability
Outbursts of Anger or Rage
Drug/Alcohol Abuse/Prescription Drug Abuse
Sexual Promiscuity
Prostitution
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
Procrastination/Unmotivated/Laziness
Leading a Double Life/Public Image-Private Self
Extravagant Spending/Materialism/Dressing Self-Protectively or Bizarrely
Abortion
Uncomfortable with Sudden Physical Touch