What has been the most significant af...

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Registered: 03-21-2003
What has been the most significant af...
Tue, 06-17-2003 - 12:44pm

What has been the most significant after-effect of sexual abuse in your life?

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Suicidal Feelings and/or attempts
  • Problems with sexuality
  • Isolation
  • Addictions
  • Relationship Problems
  • Promiscuity
  • Anger
  • Other

You will be able to change your vote.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-21-2003
Tue, 06-17-2003 - 12:48pm
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I voted "anxiety," because although I had many of the other after-effects, anxiety was the most far-reaching. It's the one I still struggle with, even after the other effects have fallen away. Depression is a close second for me, though. Anxiety has lasted longer, but depression really knocked the wind out of my sails.

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Registered: 05-14-2003
Tue, 06-17-2003 - 1:29pm
It was a bit of a trick to narrow it down to just one, especially since anxiety is a really close second to the depression. I put depression down because I've dealt with depressed feelings for almost as long as I can remember--for sure as early as second grade.

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