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Low self-esteem and ptsd

H/o childhood sexual abuse. Consequently has developed low-self esteem and depression. Blames self and cannot sleep. Also gets flashbacks but refuses to talk.
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Dr. Era S. Dutta Mumbai | Addiction Psychiatrist
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Often one finds it difficult to speak with family members. Seeking help of a trained professional would be worthwhile. There is strong need to address the immediate issue of depression symptoms. The root cause i.e - childhood sexual abuse would take a bit longer to deal with and require therapy.
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U have to come out from depression, according to ur symptoms, by psychotherapy along wd low dose medicine adviced by doctor. U wl b fine. Best wishes
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Ms. Hema Sampath Bangalore | Clinical Psychologist
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Are you talking about you or you want to help someone who is close to you. Either way, consulting a Psychological Counsellor and you should be getting a great emotional support to over come this feeling for a very long time
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Dr. Kavita Sagarkar Mumbai | Psychiatrist
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Hi, from your description it seems that the patient is suffering from an ongoing Depression or there may be associated PTSD . A detailed evaluation by a Psychiatrist will be necessary to come to a diagnosis. Treatment will include medication and mainstay of treatment would be counseling. The patient has to learn to get over the trauma of the past and look forward to a future full of hope and promise! Please consult a Psychiatrist. The Patient can definitely get much better with treatment. Hope this helps, All the Best!
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