Welcome to the STOPP website, and to this first Blog posting. The purpose of the STOPP website is to provide updated news and information to those who are interested in, or who work with people who have been abused or trafficked. The Blog will address issues in those areas.
Women who have been abused often suffer from multiple psychological and/or medical problems over time. They may experience symptoms of anxiety or panic, depression, or obsessive-compulsive behaviors. They often have eating disorders, or memory and dissociative issues, including Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly called Multiple Personality Disorder. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder is common.
Physical symptoms often include digestive issues such as Crohn’s Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. There are often gynecological issues. Often there are stress-related issues, such as stomach pain or nausea, headaches, or even pain that cannot be identified with any specific physical problem. Other physical symptoms can include dizziness, heart palpitations, chest discomfort, etc. We will discuss these clinical and medical issues here.
We will also bring you updates on trafficking or abuse in the news, and legislative updates.
Finally, we will include reviews of media material related to these topics.