Psychiatric comorbidity in women with a history of child sexual abuse

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Abstract

Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is associated with the development of numerous adult mental disorders. Women with a history of CSA were surveyed concerning their abuse experience and prevalence of DSM-IV mental disorders. The 63 women in the low morbidity cluster had a mean of 1.02 disorders. The 11 women in the moderate morbidity cluster had a mean of 2.36 disorders. The 16 women in the severe morbidity cluster had a mean of 4.75 disorders. Childhood family environment and CSA during preschool years were important predictors of morbidity cluster membership.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-105
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Child Sexual Abuse
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 21 2005

Keywords

  • Anxiety disorders
  • Child abuse
  • Depressive disorders
  • Psychopathology
  • Risk
  • Substance abuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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