publication . Article . 2014

Adult survivors of child sexual abuse

Bak-Klimek, Anna; Karatzias, Thanos; Campbell, Jim; Pugh, R; Laybourn, Phyllis; Elliott, L;
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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
Child sexual abuse (CSA) is highly prevalent. CSA survivors are likely to develop a range of mental health problems in adult life which vary widely in severity, duration, and form. While some survivors suffer a wide range of severe psychological problems others experience few, if any at all. There is no clear explanation for such differences in frequency and intensity of problems across survivors. The nature of abuse is considered to have a primary role in the development of mental health problems in adult life, although results of existing studies remain inconclusive. To our knowledge, this is the first study which investigates the relationship between a wide r...
free text keywords: Phychiatric Mental Health, Adult survivors, child sexual abuse, mental health services, nature of abuse, psychopathology, 152 Perception, movement, emotions & drives, 362 Social welfare problems & services, BF Psychology, HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare, Wellbeing
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