Child Psychiatry and Human Development

, Volume 24, Issue 3, pp 191–200

Somatic, cognitive and emotional characteristics of abused children in a psychiatric hospital

  • Avi Sadeh
  • Robert M. Hayden
  • James P. D. McGuire
  • Henry Sachs
  • Roberta Civita
Articles

DOI: 10.1007/BF02353196

Cite this article as:
Sadeh, A., Hayden, R.M., McGuire, J.P.D. et al. Child Psych Hum Dev (1994) 24: 191. doi:10.1007/BF02353196

Abstract

A systematic review of medical records of one hundred consecutive admissions to a children's psychiatric inpatient unit was conducted to assess specific somatic, cognitive and emotional characteristics that distinguish sexually abused children from other hospitalized children. Sexually abused children were characterized by: a lower performance IQ, higher incidence of parasomnia prior to admission, longer length of hospital stay, and comparatively small physical stature.

Key Words

Child abusesexualgrowthsleepintelligencedepression

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Avi Sadeh
    • 1
  • Robert M. Hayden
    • 2
  • James P. D. McGuire
    • 2
  • Henry Sachs
    • 2
  • Roberta Civita
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyTel-Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  2. 2.E.P. Bradley HospitalBrown UniversityUSA