Brown University Medical Students Welcome SSRI

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Mary L Bryne and Pasco Troia from SSRI presented a program to second year medical students discussing the possible link between untreated child molestation and adult rape to serious illnesses including cancer, drug, obesity and alcohol addiction.

The purpose of this discussion was to inform medical students to ask patients about their past trauma before focusing on their addictions. Mary's daughter passed away from untreated alcohol/drug addiction, after facing harsh judgement in medical facilities. No one asked her daughter about her past trauma, or the reasons behind her addiction.

It is important for medical students to never underestimate the many impacts of sexual assault.