Early sexual abuse and lifetime psychopathology: a co-twin-control study.

@article{Dinwiddie2000EarlySA,
  title={Early sexual abuse and lifetime psychopathology: a co-twin-control study.},
  author={Stephen H. Dinwiddie and Andrew C. Heath and Michael P. Dunne and Kathleen K. Bucholz and Pamela A. F. Madden and Wendy S Slutske and Laura J. Bierut and D B Statham and Nicolas F. Martin},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={
          41-52
        }
}
  • Stephen H. Dinwiddie, Andrew C. Heath, +6 authors Nicolas F. Martin
  • Published in Psychological medicine 2000
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • BACKGROUND This study was designed to determine lifetime prevalence of psychiatric disorders among twins who reported childhood sexual abuse (CSA), and to compare these rates with those among non-abused co-twins. The contribution of familial and individual-specific factors to reported sexual abuse was also examined. METHOD Information about lifetime psychopathology and substance use was obtained by structured telephone interviews with 5995 Australian twins. Twins who reported a history of… CONTINUE READING

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