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NCJ Number: NCJ 240718     Find in a Library
Title: Treatment of Childhood Sexual Abuse: An Updated Review
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Author(s): Marissa Cummings ; Steven J. Berkowitz ; Philip V. Scribano
  Journal: Current Psychiatry Reports  Volume:14  Issue:6  Dated:December 2012  Pages:599 to 607
Date Published: 12/2012
Page Count: 9
  Annotation: This article reviews current literature on the treatment of childhoold sexual abuse (CSA), including psychosocial interventions, pharmacotherapy, and early preventative interventions.
Abstract: Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) involves multiple complex factors that make the evaluation of therapeutic interventions especially complicated. PTSD prevalence rates of CSA are approximately 37 percent -53 percent. Several other psychiatric sequelae of CSA exist. CSA appears to disrupt brain and body physiology. One co-located service delivery model reported a 52 percent linkage rate of CSA survivors with mental health treatment. This article reviews current literature on the treatment of CSA, including psychosocial interventions, pharmacotherapy, and early preventative interventions. It also provides an update on the short- and long-term sequelae of CSA and implications for future research directions. A literature search of papers published in the last 3 years was conducted using the keywords treatment, sexual abuse, childhood, epigenetics, resilience and review, and searching the following databases: PsycInfo, PubMed, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Centers for Disease Control. Abstract published by arrangement with Springer.
Main Term(s): Child Sexual Abuse
Index Term(s): Psychiatry ; Treatment ; Family intervention programs ; Post-trauma stress disorder ; Adults molested as children ; Treatment effectiveness
Sponsoring Agency: Yale University Press
92a Yale Station
United States of America

National Institute of Mental Health
United States of America

Hearst Foundation
United States of America

First Hospital Foundation
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Country: United States of America
Language: English
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