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EP 839 Overcoming Abuse

Summary: Sexual abuse is more common than most people realize, affecting about one in five girls and one in 20 boys.
Air Date: 5/23/17
Duration: 22:34
Host: Michael Roizen, MD
Guest Bio: Michelle Stevens, PhD
Michelle-StevensDr. Michelle Stevens, a psychologist, is the founder and director of Post-Traumatic Success, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring those affected by psychological trauma.

She studied writing at New York University before earning her doctorate in clinical psychology from Saybrook University, where her thesis was honored as the Dissertation of Distinction.

Dr. Stevens has presented her research to the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, where she also received an award for Outstanding Research.

She works with survivors around the globe as a therapist, speaker, and advocate, encouraging them to heal, grow, and fight for better lives.

She lives in Los Angeles with her wife and son.
  • Book Title: Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving
  • Guest Facebook Account: https://www.facebook.com/MichelleStevensPhD
  • Guest Twitter Account: @DrMStevens
EP 839 Overcoming Abuse
Sexual abuse is more common than most people realize, affecting about one in five girls and one in 20 boys.

But, because we don't often talk about this topic, there are lots of myths about how sexual abuse happens and how to address the physical and mental health of victims... even as adults.

In her book Scared Selfless: My Journey from Abuse and Madness to Surviving and Thriving, Dr. Michelle Stevens recounts her experience of being sexually abused by her stepfather. Through her story, you can learn the truth behind common misconceptions about abuse and abusers, as well as signs to watch for.

She also talks with Dr. Roizen about how to prevent and treat related health problems -- some of which might surprise you -- including dissociative identity disorder, arthritis, high blood pressure, ulcers and cancer.

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