OPRAH With AUTHOR TRUDDI CHASE ~
& the Multiple Personality Condition
Appeared on Oprah May 21, 1990
THE FIRST INTERVIEW with Author Truddi Chase who was not only sexually abused from the age of 2, but tortured endlessly for many years causing her to break into many parts, she calls "The Troops" -
Truddi's book is called WHEN RABBIT HOWLS
OPRAH'S TRIBUTE to the Passing of Truddi Chase
speaking with Truddi's daughter Kari
OPRAH'S Revelation of her Own Sexual Abuse
Oprah states how the Interview with TRUDDI CHASE was one of the most influential shows of her life.
MOST UNNOTICED EFFECTS
BY SEXUAL ABUSE
These are some issues that stem from different forms of sexual abuse that often go unnoticed by survivors of sexual abuse and MOST ALWAYSby both Mental Health counselors and all Medical field staff (incl. Doctors/Nurses).
Here is a short list of a few.
More will be added in time:
ORAL ABUSE -
Dental Care; Brushing Teeth
Depending on the age of the initial abuse,
often there is issues with one brushing or
caring for their teeth and during dental procedures
due to the trauma and the brutal force of this occurrence (especially those very young abused in this way).
One main issue is gagging whenever an instrument
goes near the back of the throat.
When attending dental procedures for basic cleanings or other procedures, I recommend letting your dentist know of this matter to help ease the experience. It has helped me greatly.
As well, due to the trauma and the brutal force
caused by this form of sexual abuse, both the teeth formation
and gums issues can also occur as time moves on.
Another issue caused by this form of sexual abuse is
feeling suffocated, as in claustrophobia.