Studies with adults who have experienced early childhood sexual trauma suggest the presence of frequent long-term mental and physical sequelae. While the symptom profiles vary due to a number of moderating factors, the preponderance of evidence indicates that a significant level of distress and dysfunction is experienced by abused individuals. It is this increase in psychopathology that may be useful in correctly identifying patients who may be suspect for previous early trauma. In this study, selected Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory-2 (MMPI-2) scales were use for identifying women with a history of sexual abuse.
- Sexual Abuse
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