Childhood and adult sexual abuse, rumination on sadness, and dysphoria.

  title={Childhood and adult sexual abuse, rumination on sadness, and dysphoria.},
  author={Michael Conway and Morris B. Mendelson and Constantina Giannopoulos and Patricia A R Csank and Susan L Holm},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  volume={28 4},
OBJECTIVE The study addressed the hypothesis that adults reporting sexual abuse are more likely to exhibit a general tendency to ruminate on sadness. The relations between reported abuse, rumination on sadness, and dysphoria were also examined. METHOD Undergraduate students (101 women and 100 men) reported on childhood and adult sexual abuse and instances of intimidation, as well as completing the Rumination on Sadness Scale [Journal of Personality Assessment 75 (2000) 404] and the Beck… CONTINUE READING

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