Does being molested cause ptsd?

13 Answers

  • 6 months ago

    It can, but it doesn't happen to every abuse survivor.

  • 6 months ago

    One of those new treatments is called EMDR and it seems to be working wonders with people who have PTSD. Yes being molested can cause PTSD especially if there was no one there for that person to disclose to or talk to about the issue when it happened. Sometimes the victim is not believed and that is most tragic. If you are the person involved I would suggest you get with a therapist as fast as you can and get this resolved as it can lead to a lifetime of trouble.

  • Al
    Lv 6
    6 months ago


  • 6 months ago

    yes it does

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  • 6 months ago

    It does.

  • 6 months ago

    It can. It will alter your future interactions and relationships. Try to see a therapist for that. Best wishes.

  • 6 months ago

    Please ask a doctor, as it wouldn’t surprise me.

    In fact it would surprise me if it didn’t.


    Very best wishes


    Source:) Study.

  • Jill
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Any kind of trauma can cause PTSD.

  • 6 months ago

    It can if the person doesn't deal with the emotions caused by the abuse.

    • silvermoon6 months agoReport

      ignorant, ive dealt with the emotions and still have ptsd, it doesnt just go away b.c. you dealt with emotions, particularly if trauma started young . it can however be managed.

  • Prince
    Lv 5
    6 months ago

    It did me. I am in survivor therapy.

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