Salmon jumping a waterfall on the way to spawn, Author Marvina Munch for Fish & Wildlife Service, Source http://www.public-domain-image.com (PD-Federal govt.)
WARNING: Graphic Images
Suppose I took a knife and gutted you with it, like a fish. Suppose I left you to bleed out on the floor, but you somehow survived that catastrophic assault. Would you expect to be unchanged by it? Would you expect to recover just by thinking happy thoughts?
Physical v. Mental Complaints
Yet this is the cold comfort some physicians offer abuse victims suffering from long-term depression/anxiety and PTSD or other chronic conditions, for instance migraines, stemming from our abuse. We are not trying hard enough for them. Better still, we must be malingering. Who could possibly grieve for decades over a “mere” childhood violation?
Forget it. Put it behind you, we are told. Easier said than done, however.
The ignorance of such physicians is…