When fight-or-flight instincts take over, hormones trigger a state of readiness to overcome threats to personal safety.
The idea of talking about their experiences may be especially daunting for children who have been sexually abused.
After an assault it is not unusual for the victim to experience a significant loss of interest in sexual relations.
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But touching and being touched is an important way we give and receive affection and comfort.
These clues include feeling tense, holding your breath, racing thoughts, shortness of breath, hot flashes, dizziness, and nausea.
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Flashbacks, nightmares, debilitating fear, and other symptom of PTSD can persist long after any physical injuries have healed.
An adult who sexually abuses children may, in some cases, have a sexual attraction to children.