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Keywords

Anxiety--Etiology; Adult child abuse victims--Mental health; Adult child sexual abuse victims--Mental health;

Abstract

In recent years, there has been a growing acceptance that childhood physical and sexual abuse lead to higher rates of psychiatric morbidity in adulthood. Childhood abuse experiences have been reported to be highly prevalent among patients with anxiety disorders. Similarly, childhood incest victims have been found to suffer from a significantly higher rate of anxiety disorders in adulthood especially agoraphobia, than a non-victimized, matched comparison group. Epidemiology studies also support a relationship between childhood abuse and the subsequent development of anxiety disorders. Two separate community surveys found that childhood sexual victimization predicted the later onset of agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and social phobia.

Year of Submission

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education

First Advisor

Thaddeus G. Rozecki

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Date Original

1997

Object Description

1 PDF file (41 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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