Childhood sexual abuse video interview on the long-term effects of being sexually abused as a child. Our guest shares her experiences of childhood sexual abuse and developing DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) as a way to cope.
Child sexual abuse can bring very serious long-term consequences such as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder. DID can be a coping method after being exposed to a very severe trauma. Maggie Claire, our guest on the HealthyPlace Mental Health TV Show, talks about the long-term impact of being sexually abused as a child.
Childhood Sexual Abuse Video Interview with Maggie Claire
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About Maggie Claire, Our Guest on the "Childhood Sexual Abuse and Dissociative Identity Disorder" Video
Maggie Claire was sexually abused by her uncle, she was forced to perform sexual activities with her cousin, Maggie was sometimes given drugs in order to shot pictures of her without clothes. If she or her cousin cried or refused to do what Maggie's uncle said, they where put into empty box as a punishment, this is where her other personalities began to appear.
Maggie is the author of As if It Didn't Happen: A Memoir of Abuse, Multiple Personalities and Hope. Visit Maggie's website here: www.asifitdidnthappen.com