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04 Apr

What treatments are available for Childhood Sexual Abuse, and how do they compare?

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Farrel Greenspan, Andreia G. Moretzsohn, and Peter H. Silverstone Department of Psychiatry, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada Published in International Journal of Advances in Psychology, 2013 (in press) ABSTRACT Child sexual abuse (CSA) is frequent, with rates for significant abuse estimated at 15-20% of the female population and 8-10% of the male population. Such CSA frequently leads to significant short-term and long-term sequalae including a multitude of psychiatric conditions including post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorder, and depression. However, treatment of CSA remains unclear, with even the most widely recommended types of treatment, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused cognitive [...]