Men and women who experienced abuse as children may suffer from that abuse well into adulthood, with symptoms manifesting in psychological issues such as aggression, anger, rage, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. Men and women differ in that men are more likely to contemplate suicide as a result and women are more likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD. Additionally, women are more likely to seek and complete therapy for their problems. There are a variety of reasons why men are less likely to seek treatment, but it is clear that specific approaches designed to address the unique needs of abused males are necessary.
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