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Memorias del Instituto de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Salud

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ARROM SUHURT, Cristina Haydée et al. Mental disorders in men and women who suffered sexual abuse or other types of violence. Mem. Inst. Investig. Cienc. Salud [online]. 2015, vol.13, n.3, pp.17-23. ISSN 1812-9528.

Sexual abuse affects people from different social classes, independently of their culture and religion, in all countries. This study aimed to analyze the sexual abuse suffered by adults who attended the outpatient service of the Department of Psychiatry of the Faculty of Medical Sciences. It is a cross-sectional descriptive study with non-probability sampling. It analyzed 254 clinical records of patients who attended the service for psychotherapy between 2010 and 2012 and 44 victims of child sexual abuse (CSA) were selected. The diagnoses of the mental disorders were made using the DSM classification. The 95.4% (42) was women, 31.8% (14) was between 19 and 25 years old, 38.6% (17) between 26 and 35 and 72.7% (32) was single Apart from CSA, 29.5% (13) received violence from partners, relatives and outside of the home, 25% (11) from their parents, relatives and outside of the home, 4.5% (2) from parents, partners, relatives and outside of the home and 15.9% (7) outside of the home. The 36.4% (16) had mood disorders, 18.2% (8) anxiety disorders, 15.9% (7) personality disorders, 4.5% (2) psychotic disorders, 13.6% (6) two or more disorders and 6.8% (3) dual pathology. This is a population of young single women that received sexual abuse and basically suffered mood, anxiety and personality disorders.

Keywords : sexual abuse; mental disorders; adult population.

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