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Letters to the Editor

Psychotic Symptoms 10 Years After a Single Episode of Childhood Sexual Abuse

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Sir: Can a single episode of sexual abuse in childhood causepsychiatric problems at a later point in life? Childhood sexualabuse is one of the major risk factors for psychiatricconditionsand for numerous physical symptoms in adolescence and adulthood.1 In most cases, symptoms occur within the first severalmonths after childhood sexual abuse and last for a long time.2


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