Military sexual trauma

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What is military sexual trauma?

Military Sexual Trauma is unwanted sexual activity that occurs while in the military, with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of victims not able to give consent.

Common symptoms reported by people with military sexual trauma

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with military sexual trauma

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
military sexual trauma (2)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Suboxone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with military sexual trauma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with military sexual trauma

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
military sexual trauma (2)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Suboxone)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Myofascial release)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with military sexual trauma, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has military sexual trauma on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 9
40s 21
50s 29
60s 12
70+ 2

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 8
Female 71

These charts show data from MST patients who have completed their condition history
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