Year: 2000 Source: Child Abuse and Neglect, v.24, no.3, (March 2000), p.333-352 SIEC No: 20020654

This study examined the differential effects of various forms of abuse, as well as their combined effects. The study also sought to separate the factors uniquely associated with abuse from those associated with the more general problems present in an abusive family environment. Findings revealed significant differences across groups for rates of assault, rape, depression, & attempted suicide, as well as in severity of internalizing problems & cognitive problems. Most severe symptomatology was seen in those who were both physically & sexually abused. They were also at the greatest risk for revictimization. (76 refs)