European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 1999; 8(2):107-116
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European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Volume 8, No. 2, 1999, pp. 107-116, "Behavioural psychopathology of child sexual abuse in schoolgirls referred to a tertiary centre. a north London study", J Trowell, B. Ugarte, I. Kolvin, M. Berelowitz, H.Sadowski, & A. Le Couteur, A. © Steinkpoff Verlag 1999.
The sexually abused girls in this study were a sub-sample of a group of girls referred to a Regional Centre for Psychotherapy for the whole of London, North Thames. An inclusion criterion was that they were psychologically symptomatic and so it is likely that they were more problematic cases causing concern in their locality. The control clinical group consisted of referrals to local Child and Family consultation services, were an opt-in matched sample and not a total clinic referral sample.