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Category : Sexual Trauma

The Psychological Effects of Sexual Assault

A sexual assault experienced by either you or a loved one can evoke a variety of reactions. To avoid confusion about what can be called a sexual assault, the U.S. Justice Department recently defined it as any sexual act you do not consent to, “including when the victim lacks capacity to consent.”

"The Tale" Dramatizes Trauma from Sexual Assault, but Viewers Should Know that Help is Available

"The Tale," a new movie starring Laura Dern that will air on HBO on May 26, presents a compelling exploration of memory, sexual abuse and the resulting trauma from a patient’s perspective. Viewers should know that treatment options and resources exist and are available for anyone experiencing a similar situation.

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