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Psychology and Psychotherapy: Research Study

Childhood Sexual Abuse: Scars Left for Life

  • Open or CloseAlisha Arora*

    Department of Clinical Psychology, India

    *Corresponding author: Department of Clinical Psychology, Central Institute of Psychiatry, India

Submission: March 10, 2020;Published: June 29, 2020

DOI: 10.31031/PPRS.2020.03.000574

ISSN: 2639-0612
Volume3 Issue5


The occurrence and prevalence of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a growing concern across the globe. The survivors of CSA experience its aftermath for years. The post-trauma consequences were classified broadly as-(i) physical, (ii) psychiatric, and (iii) psychosocial. The present review highlights the extant association of CSA with outcomes ranging from somatic/physical pain to psychiatric disorders to psychosocial dynamics of school dropout, sexual re-victimization, and sexual offending. The scars of CSA are deep rooted and through the review the need was observed to address the problem with extensive programs, interventions and policies, at the earliest stages.

Keywords:Childhood sexual abuse; Trauma; Outcomes; Trauma survivors

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