Year: 1985 Source: Journal of Social Work & Human Sexuality, v.3, no.2-3, (Winter-Spring 1984/85), p.25-45 SIEC No: 19870976

The range of psychological problems that are most likely to require therapeutic attention in programs for women who were sexually abused in childhood are reviewed. In a series of 22 such women over three-quarters experienced low self-esteem, guilt, depression, and a variety of interpersonal difficulties. At least half these clients complained of some impairment in their sexual functioning. Therapeutic provision for suicide attempts and substance abuse is also very necessary with this group.