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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

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has any one ever suffered from post traumatic stress disorder as a result of working in the sex industry? i just saw some one on tv talking and they where saying how they surfer from post traumatic stress disorder after coming out is this common?

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There is PTSD, and then again there are other conditions of worry and distress! The UK government refused to admit the existence of PTSD until the Zeebrugge disaster of the Herald of Free Enterprise. The catalogue of symptoms comes from the USA.

While I'd imagine that anyone, whether a WG or not, who is attacked, and has a near run-in with death, might suffer subsequently from PTSD, I'd be surprised to be told that simply being "on the game" could lead to same.

So my weasle-worded answer is a slightly grudging "maybe, but probably not!"

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I'd expect the answer to be yes. My conclusion is based on the reports of serious violence against WGs. Such violent attacks on civilians cause PTSD, and I don't thing WGs are immune from it.

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Google is your friend. Plenty of research on this topic, and indeed is a popular and recurrent theme amongst rad-fems.

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