Sexual Abuse

Transference in the Age of #MeToo: What Counts as Harassment From a Patient?

Transference in the Age of #MeToo: What Counts as Harassment From a Patient?

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The psychological effect on psychiatrist victims should be acknowledged even when the behavior of the perpetrator can be explained by diagnosis.

Why Is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

Why Is #MeToo Missing From Medical Schools?

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As the #MeToo movement has gained strength, reports of sexual harassment at medical schools have mostly remained stagnant.

#MeToo: Helping Victims Cope With Sexual Harassment

#MeToo: Helping Victims Cope With Sexual Harassment

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Mental health professionals regularly grapple with the best way to support clients navigating an onslaught of sexual violence in their daily lives.

How Can Men Be Encouraged to Seek Help for Mental Health?

How Can Men Be Encouraged to Seek Help for Mental Health?

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Men, including male physicians, are less likely than female physicians to seek medical treatment for their own health conditions.

Harassment of LGBT Youths Can Lead To Lasting Depression, PTSD

Harassment of LGBT Youths Can Lead To Lasting Depression, PTSD

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10.3% of the participants experienced moderate victimization that increased, and 5.1% experienced high levels of consistent victimization.

Discussing Sexual History with Adolescents in Mental Health Treatment

Discussing Sexual History with Adolescents in Mental Health Treatment

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Awareness of adolescents' sexual history is essential in providing mental health treatment.

Virtual Reality Training Helps Girls Avoid Unwanted Sexual Advances

Virtual Reality Training Helps Girls Avoid Unwanted Sexual Advances

Teenage girls can learn assertive behavior to reduce unwanted sexual advances through a virtual reality program.

Childhood Sexual Abuse Increases Heart Risks Later

Childhood Sexual Abuse Increases Heart Risks Later

Women who were sexually abused in their youth tended to have thicker carotid arteries, which can lead to cardiovascular disease.

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