Post-traumatic stress in sexually abused, physically abused, and nonabused children.

@article{Deblinger1989PosttraumaticSI,
  title={Post-traumatic stress in sexually abused, physically abused, and nonabused children.},
  author={Esther Deblinger and S V Mcleer and M S Atkins and Diana L. Ralphe and Edna B Foa},
  journal={Child abuse & neglect},
  year={1989},
  volume={13 3},
  pages={
          403-8
        }
}
This investigation compared the rates of post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms across sexually abused, physically abused, and nonabused psychiatrically hospitalized children matched for age, sex, and socioeconomic status. Among the sexually abused children, 20.7% met diagnostic criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder compared with 6.9% of the physically abused and 10.3% of the nonabused children. Although these overall rates were not significantly different across groups, they were… CONTINUE READING

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