Sexual Abuse and Lifetime Diagnosis of Pychiatric Disorders: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.

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Dr. Ali Zirakzedeh discusses his article appearing in the July 2010 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, which noted a statistically significant association between sexual abuse and a lifetime diagnosis of anxiety disorder, depression, eating disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder, sleep disorders, and suicide attempts, regardless of the victim's sex or age at the time the abuse occurred.