Review Ties Childhood Sexual Abuse To Increased Odds Of Later Suicidal Behavior

Medscape (4/24) reports that according to a review published online April 14 in the journal Pediatrics, “exposure to childhood sexual abuse (CSA) may increase the odds of later suicidal behavior, including suicide attempts.” After reviewing data from nine studies involving nearly 9,000 participants, researchers found that “those who experienced CSA before the age of 16 to 18 years were more than twice as likely to attempt or complete suicides.”

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