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The Persistent Effects of Childhood Trauma
Junot DÍaz, an award-winning author, opens up about his long struggle with the experience of childhood trauma
He describes how his experience of childhood sexual assualt led to severe depression, suicidal behaviors, and difficulties in relationships for decades. He finally was able to begin removing the “mask” of trauma with the help of a dedicated therapist.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for PTSD can help individuals recover after a traumatic experience. Learn more about PTSD and its treatment by visiting the VA’s National Center for PTSD website
You can also read more about the effects of and treatment for Childhood Sexual Abuse