The Reality of Military Sexual Assault

Military sexual assault is a problem that has been swept under the rug for far too long. It’s only in recent years that the stories of those who’ve suffered sexual assault by an officer or a peer have begun to see the light of day, and the picture that’s emerged is not a pretty one. Nowhere to Turn? Sexual assault in …

Understanding The Psychological Consequences of Sexual Trauma

Considering that the psychological effects of sexual trauma can potentially last a lifetime, it’s appalling to realize that only 6 out of every 1000 rapists will end up serving prison time for their crimes. The stark statistics on sexual assault are even more shocking … Every 98 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. A child is sexually assaulted every 8 minutes. Thirty-four percent …

The Mental Health Effects of Sexual Assault and Abuse on the Narcissist

As a clinician, many of your clients suffering from the mental health effects of sexual assault and abuse likely exhibit personality disorders. One of the most frustrating and hopeless personality disorders is narcissistic personality disorder. Oftentimes, clients with NPD manipulate people around them, including a trusting therapist. In recent years, clinicians and therapists started to connect sexual abuse and narcissism. According to …

Prevalence of PTSD in Combat Veterans

The stress caused by enduring a life-threatening, traumatic event can linger long after physical safety has been achieved. While frequently triggered by accidents or assaults, a common instigator of post-traumatic stress disorder are the horrific experiences of military combat. The disorder is frequently not diagnosed in combat veterans, as many do not realize that they suffer from a treatable condition. …