Childhood trauma and dissociation in male sex offenders

  • Ellason J
  • Ross C
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Abstract

Fourteen male sex offenders recieving inpatient treatment were assessed for histories fo childhood trauma and dissociative symptoms. These subjects were then compared to 97 adult inpatients recieving treatment for childhood sexual trauma. The two groups exhibited remarkably similar trauma historiers and symptom profiles. Dissociative disorders were disgnosed by structured interview in 77% of the sex offenders and 92 % of the sexual trauma inpatients.

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Authors

  • Joan W. Ellason

  • Colin A. Ross

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