Sidran Glossary of terms.
CSA- Child sexual abuse
"Child Sexual Abuse (CSA) - Any act that involves sexual molestation or exploitation of a child by a parent or other person who has permanent or temporary care or custody of or responsibility for supervision of a child, or by any household or family members regardless of whether physical injuries are sustained. Child sexual abuse is a physical violation of a child's body through any sort of sexual contact or a psychological violation of a child's personal space through verbal or visual sexual behavior. It is a violation of a child's basic rights to be protected, nurtured, and guided through childhood and it disrupts child development, causing low self-esteem, distorted beliefs about body image and sexuality, and a lack of trust in care givers and the world in general."
"Panic attacks can accompany PTSD. They usually occur in response to a specific stimulus, such as a frightening environment. Your fear may make you hyperventilate and may even convince you that you are dying. Relaxation exercises and other coping techniques, such as deep breathing, can help you control the panic attacks. A number of medications, including several antidepressants and certain anti-anxiety drugs, may also provide relief."
PTSD- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
"A psychological reaction occurring after a highly stressing event that is usually characterized by depression, anxiety, flashbacks, recurrent nightmares, and avoidance of reminders of the event."
Also frequently written as *T*
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