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.

Sexual Abuse and Lifetime Diagnosis of Psychiatric Disorders: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

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Dr. Ali Zirakzadeh, Consultant in General Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article on various disorders associated with sexual abuse and the most violent form of abuse, rape, in men and women.