Year: 2014 Source: Journal of Family Violence.(2014).29(5):559-566. DOI:10.1007/s10896-014-9613-6 SIEC No: 20140585

This study examined the relationship between the characteristics of childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and the severity of consequent posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, suicidal ideation, and substance use in a sample of 83 female adolescents aged 13Ð18 years seeking treatment for PTSD. The frequency of victimizations was associated with suicidal ideation. Contrary to expectation, CSA characteristics including trauma type, perpetrator relationship, and duration of abuse were unrelated to PTSD severity, depressive symptoms, or substance abuse.