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Increased risk of suicide, mental health conditions linked to sexual assault victimization

20:00 EDT 8 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) An analysis of nearly 200 independent studies involving more than 230,000 adult participants finds that having been sexually assaulted is associated with significantly increased risk of anxiety, depression, suicidality, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder. The analysis, reported in the journal Clinical Psychology Review, represents a summary of 40 years of research on the subject.

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