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 Nicholas G. Martin},
  journal={Psychological Medicine},
  year={2000},
  volume={30},
  pages={41 - 52}
}
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… 

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