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Let's speak hypothetically. You have a person who goes through an abusive and traumatic experience, survives it, and over time heals from it, and is then dropped into what they KNOW is EXACTLY the same situation as before, how would you think this person is going to react?

And for shits and giggles: You're a psychiatrist, and your patient tells you that you can ask them One question and they'd answer totally honestly, but on the condition that they wouldn't answer any other questions, what would you ask them??


And for the last bit of oddity, this is a public post. Pass along to friends if you feel the need/want to make things interesting.

Date: 2007-08-19 11:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kehly.livejournal.com
Having been through something horrific in 1997, after years of counselling and them never catching the guy etc. You'd think time heals blahblah, but in reality it does not. It does make you better able to deal with it the next time, which it did about 4 years ago. But it also has negative effects, and ramifications for everything else ongoing...

It's a hard thing to go through and get over, you never truly get over it, you just learn to live with it and learn from it. What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger :)

Date: 2007-08-19 11:36 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tenaya-owlcat.livejournal.com
I can relate to the first question... I went through a very abusive and traumatic experience. In fact, I went through a couple of them. If I were to suddenly be dropped into the middle of another one, well... *ponders* I think that people heal from experiences like that, but they leave scars, and the scars can be reopened, the same way a human body can heal and be re-injured. If I were put back into the same situation, I think my response to it would be an instantaneous feeling of horror and a seeking of a way out of it before I did something stupid. Knowing what these experiences are, as you do, you must know that there's also an even chance that I'd initially fold up and collapse for a bit, but I don't think that precludes me then seeking a way out as fast as possible.

For your second scenario... I would ask the patient "Where are you going?" as I think that would give me a good idea of who they are as well as their goals. No matter how short the answer, I think it would give me clues.

Date: 2007-08-20 11:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fall-no-more.livejournal.com
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