Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Dissociation (Psychology); Dissociative disorders; Child sexual abuse;
Child sexual abuse is widely regarded as a cause of mental problems in adult life. The damage inflicted by child sexual abuse.has an affect on the child's capacity to develop trust, intimacy and sexuality. Sexually abused children not only encounter assaults on their developing sense of sexual identity, but a blow to their interpretation of the world as a safe environment, and their developing sense of others as trustworthy. In addition, childhood sexual abuse is correlated with higher levels of dissociation. (Fleming, J. & Mullen, P. E., 1998). Of the victims that were abused by someone with whom he or she had a close relationship, the impact is likely to be all the more profound. The research on the relationship between child sexual abuse and dissociative disorder indicated that many female victims of childhood sexual abuse have symptoms of dissociative disorder.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Postsecondary Education
Linda J. Nebbe
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©2007 Myrtle Godfrey
Godfrey, Myrtle, "Abuse and dissociation disorder" (2007). Graduate Research Papers. 750.