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OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship between childhood maltreatment and eating disorders in a sample of children. METHOD Twenty 10-15-year-old female children who were receiving treatment following reported childhood sexual abuse and 20 age-matched controls were compared on a series of measures assessing eating disorder behaviors, body image concerns,(More)
OBJECTIVE This study examined the relationship between sexual trauma and eating disorder behavior, taking into account the effects of developmental stage of the victim and the effects of multiple sexual assaults. METHOD Four groups of adult women took part in this study. Subjects were either victims of childhood sexual abuse, victims of rape in adulthood,(More)
This study evaluates the occurrence of psychopathology among 97 women who (1) experienced sexual abuse in childhood only, (2) were raped in adulthood only, (3) experienced both childhood sexual abuse and rape in adulthood, or (4) experienced no sexual trauma. Women were recruited from advertisements and assessed using the Structured Clinical Interview for(More)
OBJECTIVE To test the hypothesis that childhood sexual abuse increases the risk of eating disturbance in children. METHOD Data obtained from 20 sexually abused children were compared with data obtained from 20 nonabused control children. All subjects were female and between the ages of 10 and 15 years. Subjects completed a battery of tests assessing(More)