Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in a cohort of sexually abused children.

  title={Schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders in a cohort of sexually abused children.},
  author={M. C. Cutajar and Paul E. Mullen and James R. P. Ogloff and Stuart D. M. Thomas and David L Wells and Josie Spataro},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  volume={67 11},
CONTEXT The evidence for an association between child sexual abuse and subsequently developing psychotic disorders, including the schizophrenias, remains inconclusive. OBJECTIVE To explore whether child sexual abuse is a risk factor for later psychotic disorders. DESIGN Case-control study. SETTING Sample drawn from all notified cases of child sexual abuse over a 30-year period in Victoria, Australia. PARTICIPANTS A cohort of 2759 individuals ascertained as having been sexually abused… CONTINUE READING
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