Toxic sequelae of childhood sexual abuse

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Many of the early studies of the sequelae of childhood sexual abuse were based on convenience samples drawn from clinical populations. A growing body of the evidence from population-based samples is providing a much more reliable estimate of the health problems posed by this trauma of childhood. An interesting feature of this and other large studies is that they are documenting constellations of negative outcomes. In this study, the connections among childhood sexual abuse, gender, affective distur-bance, and suicide attempt/intent draw our attention to a web of interconnections.

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  • Mindy Thompson Fullilove

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