Long Term Effects Of Child Sexual Abuse

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Long-term effects of child sexual abuse
Child Abuse can be a fundamental reason of causing issues for children and young people in physically and mentally. The primitive damage caused by child sexual abuse effect on the child’s developing capacities for trust, intimacy, agency and sexuality so that child sexual abuse is considered as a trigger of mental health problems and increase the risk of major depressive disorder in early adulthood or throughout their lifetime. There is a fact that those who have experience in childhood sexual abuse were at higher risk for a range of psychiatric disorders in adulthood than those not reporting such abuse according to the research in US. Disorders included attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, drug abuse, nicotine dependence, generalized anxiety disorder and major depressive disorder.
The effects of child sexual abuse for adults
Many perpetrators of sexual assault are in position of trust or responsible for the child’s care, for instance, a family member, teacher, coach or priest.
A study shows that the combination of lack of care and either physical or sexual abuse during childhood is strongly associated with an elevated risk of adult homelessness. Adults who experienced a combination of a lack of care and either child physical or sexual abuse were 26 times more likely to have been homeless than those with no experiences of abuse. The relationship between homelessness and…
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