Childhood Sexual Abuse: Long-Term Sequelae and Implications for Psychological Assessment

  • Briere J
  • Runtz M
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Abstract

This article examines the long-term sequelae of childhood sexual abuse in six areas: posttraumatic stress, cognitive distortions, altered emotionality, disturbed relatedness, avoidance, and impaired self-reference. It is concluded that childhood sexual abuse has a variety of long-term impacts and that the measurement strategies used to demonstrate these sequelae require further development.

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  • J. Briere

  • M. Runtz

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