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Emotional Abuse and Physical Changes

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 17, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Can physical changes caused by emotional abuse be at least partly reversed once the victim recovers emotionally?

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on September 17, 2012
at 02:00 AM

How is this an appropriate question for PaleoHacks?

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on September 17, 2012
at 01:30 AM

I plus oned you for having the courage to come on here and ask that question in the first place, of which, the answer is a resounding yes, physical changes can be at least partly reversed once the victim recovers emotionally. Any specific questions we might be able to help you with?

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on September 17, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Great answer, and just to add my own...any previous mental or physical damage may or may not be reversed....however a focus on healthy activity and lifestyle can not be detrimental and only improves the chances of a reversal occurring.

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on September 17, 2012
at 12:57 AM

I hope this does not close cause david's answer is quite good.

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on September 17, 2012
at 12:51 AM

I have worked in psychiatric settings with many adolescents and adults with terrible histories of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. I am very sorry if you or someone you love has been exposed to anything like that.

To the best of my understanding, no one knows the answer to your question, because the research is hard to do. It has been demonstrated that people who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder because of abuse show significant changes in brain chemistry and structure. I don't know of any good research about reversing those physiological changes.

On the other hand, I have seen people recover and develop a remarkable degree of resilience. I see no reason why a paleo diet and lifestyle could not be an excellent component of that kind of change. Best wishes.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

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on September 17, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Great answer, and just to add my own...any previous mental or physical damage may or may not be reversed....however a focus on healthy activity and lifestyle can not be detrimental and only improves the chances of a reversal occurring.

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on September 17, 2012
at 12:42 AM

If the physical change is death, then no, that can't be reversed. I don't think Paleohacks is the site for this question. Please get help if you need it.

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on September 17, 2012
at 12:39 AM

Firstly, take any answer with a grain of salt, this is crowd sourcing and most of us don't have a friggin' clue.

Secondly, depends on what. Try to be specific, as specific as you can.

Thirdly, consider some pro help if you aren't already getting it.

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