Journal of Child Sexual Abuse Volume 22, Issue 6, 2013
The Cognitive Impact of Sexual Abuse and PTSD in Children: A Neuropsychological Study
"Received: 4 Dec 2011
Accepted: 12 Apr 2012
Published online: 07 Aug 2013
Sexual abuse [sic] is known to have an impact on both child and adult mental health [no, there appears to be some correlation, in a small minority of people], but the neuropsychological basis of this effect is still largely unknown.
This study compared neuropsychological test results from a group of 76 children, 13 of them sexual abuse [sic] victims with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, 26 victims of sexual abuse [sic] who showed no symptoms post-traumatic stress disorder, and 37 controls.
The groups were matched by age, sex, socioeconomic status, and educational level.
Child sexual abuse [sic] was associated with reduced ability to inhibit automatic responses measured by the Stroop test regardless of post-traumatic stress disorder status.
These findings indicate possible attentional inhibition difficulties in child victims of sexual abuse [sic], which may help explain psychopathology associated with the experience."
Amygdala Inhibition Deficit
The alternative view ...
Can Abuse in Childhood Make You Crazy [sic]?
Trauma, Dissociation, Attachment & Neuroscience: A new paradigm for understanding severe mental distress
Journal of Critical Psychology, Counselling and Psychotherapy (Vol 12, No 3, September 2012)