Larry Nassar: Exploiting Privilege and Trust

The Michigan State University physician Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 175 years (maximum) in prison. There are no psychological assessments available to the public of the former USA Gymnastics doctor. However, the numerous sexual assaults committed by Dr. Nassar presents us with an opportunity to discuss sexual predators and the impact of their behavior on victims. 

Betrayal, violation of trust, and remembrance of the inappropriate acts can leave abusesurvivors with trauma-related symptoms. Conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, depression, complex PTSD, eating disorders, substance abusealcohol dependence, or a disordered personality (i.e., borderline personality) are not uncommon after abuse.  Click here to read more...