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
Treatment name(s)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (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 11
40s 21
50s 26
60s 11
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 4
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

91% Female
9% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 8
Not Diagnosed 0

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