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Am J Orthopsychiatry. 1996 Jul;66(3):437-48.

Childhood physical assault as a risk factor for PTSD, depression, and substance abuse: findings from a national survey.

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  • 1National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, USA.

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  • Am J Orthopsychiatry 1997 Jan;67(1):161.

Abstract

A national sample of adult women was screened for a history of serious physical assault in childhood, major depressive episode, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse. Approximately 2.6% reported having experienced serious assaults in childhood, with fathers and stepfathers identified as having been the most frequent offenders. Compared to women reporting no such victimization, these women experienced more lifetime and current episodes of depression, post-traumatic stress, and substance abuse.

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