“recapitulation of previous unassimilated uncontainable sexual overstimulation.”

“to reduce confusion”

“posttraumatic stress reaction”

“making sense of sexual misuse or victimization”

“to decrease physiological arousal”

“many of the behaviors may be almost mechanical, constituting a vain attempt at emotional equilibrium.”

“helping them to face the insult to themselves is one of the most difficult parts of treatment because of the shame and guilt they

“the traumatized child often acts out of ‘plays out’ the trauma in an attempt at mastery of the event.”

“externalizing psychopathology”

“families use major shared intrapsychic defenses – denial dissociation and projective identification”

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