Signs An Adult Was Abused As A Child

signs an adult was abused as a child

What Are The Signs An Adult Was Abused As A Child?

The main signs are as follows:

 

Dissociation

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– Volatile, difficult and unstable relationships with others, including own children

 

– Problems with behavior including anti-social behavior leading to conflict with the law (especially in the case of males who were abused as children

 

Extreme emotions and difficulty controlling them

 

Hypervigilance / feelings of vulnerability / not feeling safe and secure

 

– Did not fulfil academic potential

 

– Irrational feelings of shame and self-hatred

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Dependence on alcohol or drugs in attempt to reduce emotional pain and suffering

 

Intrusive and disturbing memories of abuse

 

– Intrusive and disturbing feelings and emotions connected to the abuse (e.g. when lying awake at night)

 

Nightmares, insomnia

 

– Depression, anxiety, cPTSD (complex posttraumatic stress disorder),  BPD (borderline personality disorder)

 

‘Comfort eating’ and associated obesity

 

Self-harming behaviors

 

Thoughts about suicide

 

 

 

 

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