Year: 2003 Source: Child Abuse and Neglect, v.27, no.5, (May 2003), p.509-524 SIEC No: 20041362

The current study examines multiple empirically based perspectives of behavior & functioning as they contribute to the clinical & psychosocial profile of children with reported histories of sexual abuse. In a comparison of 759 children with a reported history of sexual abuse to 2722 without, child sexual abuse was associated with higher rates of depression & anxiety diagnoses, & lower rates of substance abuse, conduct, & attention deficit disorder diagnoses. Self-harm & suicidal behaviors in this population are discussed. (41 refs)