publication . Article . 2014

Nature of child sexual abuse and psychopathology in adult survivors: results from a clinical sample in Scotland

Anna Bak-Klimek; P. Laybourn; Lawrie Elliott; J. Campbell; R. Pugh; Thanos Karatzias;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2014 Journal: Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, volume 21, pages 550-557 (issn: 1351-0126, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Country: United Kingdom
The relationship between history of childhood sexual abuse and psychopathology in adult life is well established. However, understanding of the mechanisms by which abuse exerts its effects is limited. To our knowledge, this is the first study which investigates the relationship between a wide range of sexual abuse characteristics (i.e. age at onset, frequency of assaults, number of perpetrators and their relationship to the victim) and the severity of psychopathological disorders in a large sample of adult child sexual abuse (CSA) survivors who attended a specialist Psychotherapy Service for CSA survivors. CSA survivors in our study experienced severe sexual ass...
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free text keywords: Phychiatric Mental Health, Adult survivors, mental health services, nature of abuse, 152 Perception, movement, emotions & drives, 362 Social welfare problems & services, BF Psychology, HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare, Wellbeing, Poison control, Clinical psychology, Child sexual abuse, Suicide prevention, Sexual abuse, Psychopathology, Psychology, Human factors and ergonomics, Occupational safety and health, Psychiatry, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Injury prevention
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