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Adult survivors of child sex abuse

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 16 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:748
  1. Zaida Hall, Honorary research fellow,
  2. Mullee Mullee, Senior statistical programmer,
  3. Chris Thompson, Professor of psychiatry
  1. Department of Psychiatry, University of Southampton, Royal South Hampshire Hospital, Southampton SO9 9PE
  2. Medical Statistics and Computing, University of Southampton, Southampton SO9 4XY
  3. University of Southampton, Royal South Hampshire Hospital,

    Group therapies are also effective

    EDITOR,--In their paper on the pilot service, Breakfree, for adult survivors (both men and women) of childhood sexual abuse David Smith and colleagues leave some points unclear.1 How many support workers were there, and how professionally trained were they? They were “initially supervised,” but by whom and for how long? The average duration of a counselling session was 1.8 hours (no range was given), sometimes twice weekly. This seems a lavish use of …

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