Childhood sexual abuse and adult psychiatric and substance use disorders in women: an epidemiological and cotwin control analysis.

BACKGROUND Women who report childhood sexual abuse (CSA) are at increased risk for developing psychiatric disorders in adulthood. What is the diagnostic specificity and cause of this association? METHODS In a population-based sample of 1411 female adult twins, 3 levels of CSA were assessed by self-report and cotwin report: nongenital, genital, and… (More)