Sexual Abuse During Childhood

Evaluating Risk Factors: Sexual Abuse During Childhood

Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as sexual abuse during childhood — that affect you.   Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.

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In the Childhood section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about sexual abuse during childhood:
Were you ever molested / sexually abused / raped as a child? Only include incidents that occurred up until the age of 18.
Possible responses:
→ No / can't remember / don't know
→ There was occasional molestation
→ Frequent molestation and/or isolated serious abuse
→ Occasional serious abuse over a long period
→ Frequent serious abuse over a long period

The Diagnostic Process

Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either sexual abuse during childhood or severe sexual abuse during childhood, The Analyst™ will use differential diagnosis to consider possibilities such as:
Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency

Females who have been abused are more sensitive to life's stresses many years after the original abuse event(s).  This elevated stress response can lead to adrenal exhaustion.

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Recent studies have shown that childhood abuse (particularly sexual abuse) is a strong predictor of the lifetime likelihood of developing PTSD.

Stress

One study showed that an average adult female is 6 times more sensitive to stress if she was sexually molested as a child.

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