Psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy for children and adolescents who have been sexually abused

Ben Parker, William Turner

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Abstract

The sexual abuse of children and adolescents is a significant worldwide problem. It is associated with a wide variety of negative psychological, social and physical consequences for the victims. These effects can often be seen immediately following sexual abuse, but they may manifest later on and sometimes only in adult life. There are a number of different interventions aimed at helping children and adolescents who have been sexually abused, and psychoanalytic/psychodynamic psychotherapy has a long-established tradition of being used for such victims. In this review, we set out to find the evidence for its effectiveness specifically in children and adolescents who have been sexually abused.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberCD008162
JournalCochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Volume7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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