Rape – The perpetrators to victim all should seek psychological help

Rape! It is such a harsh and cruel reality of our society today. More recently, this issue has seen dominating newspaper headlines more than ever before. India has seen a huge rise in incidents related to sexual crimes against women, which is on the rise rapidly. We are making headlines due to this wrong reason, the world over. But today, we will discuss the psychological part of this problem.

The victim, as everyone will agree must seek psychological help to overcome the immense trauma she has gone through and the perpetrator must also be made to undertake the psychological assessment to find and cure the disorder.

Psychological help for Rape Victims

While many rape victims heal from rape without the aid of therapy, it is also common to receive professional psychological treatment along with rape therapy. Therapy for rape victims can include one-on-one therapy, group therapy and even, in some cases, pharmacotherapy (medication) used alongside other therapies.

The type of rape therapy used depends a lot on the individual and their circumstance but common rape therapies include:

  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • Prolonged exposure therapy
  • Stress inoculation therapy
  • Supportive counseling
  • Eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Stress inoculation therapy, prolonged exposure therapy and cognitive processing therapy are all considered cognitive behavioral therapies.

Many treatments for rape victims focus on treating the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as that is what women typically suffer from if trauma from the sexual assault is experienced long-term.

Dr.Manish Bajpayee has been offering the best psychiatric treatment in Pune since decades. At Dr. Manish Bajpayee’s clinic, along with proper medication, the psychotherapy or psychiatric treatment brings about a positive transformation by analyzing the root of the problem and resolving it optimally.

Psychological help for Rape perpetrators

No two sex offenders are exactly the same.  In fact, sex offenders comprise an enormously heterogeneous population that cannot be characterized by single motivational or etiological factors. Most rape perpetrators are not mentally disordered. People with schizophrenia or related disorders may often commit rape or show abnormal sexual behavior. Similarly, patients with hypomania and mania become sexually disinhibited leading to such offences. It has been reported that those diagnosed with schizophrenia are four times more likely to have been convicted of a serious sexual offence than those without mental illness.

Understanding the psychological characteristics of a rape perpetrator and making risk assessments of future offending behavior are major elements of any rape perpetrator help. Several types of risk assessments are carried out.

Services provided at the psychiatric clinic are

• Counseling
• Comprehensive psychiatric assessment
• Management of common and enduring mental illnesses
• Conducting physical examinations
The psychotherapy treatment implemented at the clinic helps to effectively address the various issues and helps to correct the incorrect thought process of the individual. The following counseling services are offered at the clinic:

• Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
• Interpersonal Therapy (ITP)
• Anger Management

At Dr. Manish Bajpayee’ clinic, he provides an insight into the personality of the person and guides them positively to work on their strengths and accept and overcome their weakness. Various changes are incorporated in the patient’s thought process and personality thereby helping in curing this disorder and reforming their lives.

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