© 2014

Emotional, Physical and Sexual Abuse

Impact in Children and Social Minorities

  • Giovanni Corona
  • Emmanuele A. Jannini
  • Mario Maggi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Abhi Shetty, Ayanangshu Nayak, Ray Travers, Hasit Vaidya, Kevan Wylie
    Pages 1-15
  3. Alessandra D. Fisher, Mario Maggi
    Pages 17-31
  4. Vittorio Lingiardi, Nicola Nardelli
    Pages 33-47
  5. Elisa Bandini, Mario Maggi
    Pages 49-59
  6. Alessandra H. Rellini
    Pages 61-70
  7. Giovanni Castellini, Mario Maggi, Valdo Ricca
    Pages 71-91
  8. Daniele Mollaioli, Erika Limoncin, Giacomo Ciocca, Emmanuele A. Jannini
    Pages 93-109
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 111-113

About this book


This book describes different kinds of psychological, physical and sexual maltreatment and explains their possible consequences, especially as regards quality of life, psychopathology and sexual life. The focus is specifically on the victims of abuse, who are among the more frail and vulnerable members of society. The book examines the impacts of maltreatment of both children and social minorities, such as homosexuals and gender dysphoric individuals or those affected by disabilities and describes skills that are of value in supporting victims of maltreatment and preventing discrimination. The work will be useful to sexual medicine specialists, medical doctors, psychologists and psychiatrists, as well as graduate students in these disciplines. By fostering a better understanding of discrimination triggers and effects, it will help clinicians to provide improved support through the tailoring of therapies to the needs of maltreated individuals.


Discrimination Maltreatment Paraphilic disorders Pedofilia Sex offenders Transphobia

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Corona
    • 1
  • Emmanuele A. Jannini
    • 2
  • Mario Maggi
    • 3
  1. 1.Medical Department; Endocrinology UnitMaggiore-Bellaria HospitalAzienda-Usl BolognaItaly
  2. 2.Department of System MedicineUniversity of Rome Tor VergataRomeItaly
  3. 3.Sexual Medicine and Andrology UnitUniversity of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information


From the book reviews:

“This book explains in detail the nature of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse, describing for each the etiology, onset/course, epidemiology, and treatment, for both offender and victim. … The book is intended for students, residents, and practitioners needing more evidence-based information on these topics. … this book is full of rich information. I would recommend it to anyone in the field of mental health regardless of training!” (Sundeep S. Randhawa, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2015)