Survivors Of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA)

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Survivors of child sexual abuse, (CSA) are likely to develop a variety of mental health problems in adult life which vary widely in austerity, extent, and form. Exposure to sexual abuse as a child has been associated with high risks of psychosis, depressions, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse, and suicidal behavior in adulthood. The recent UK study by Radford et al. (2011) demonstrates that one in four (24.1%) of young adults aged 18–24 surveyed had experienced sexual abuse during childhood. Several recent population and community based studies on youth and adult samples have validated an association between sexual trauma and psychotic manifestations in general.
Over the last three decades there has
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