Treatment is highly varied and depends on the person’s specific issues.
For instance, a person with a history of sexual abuse suffering from severe depression would be treated for depression.
Which course is used depends on a variety of factors that must be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
For instance, treatment of young children generally requires strong parental involvement and can benefit from family therapy.
Adolescents tend to be more independent; they can benefit from individual or group therapy.
The modality also shifts during the course of treatment, for example group therapy is rarely used in the initial stages, as the subject matter is very personal and/or embarrassing.
In severe cases, damage to internal organs may occur, which, in some cases, may cause death.
Reports of child sexual abuse were associated with a 49% increase to LSCL-33 scores, 11% higher than the associated increase of self-reported physical abuse. (2006) found that the self-reported math Scholastic Aptitude Test scores of their sample of women with a history of repeated child sexual abuse were significantly lower than the self-reported math SAT scores of their non-abused sample.It has been commonly assumed that focusing on children’s issues too long will negatively impact their recovery.Therefore, the parental caregiver teaches the child to mask his or her issues." In many jurisdictions, abuse that is suspected, not necessarily proven, requires reporting to child protection agencies, such as the Child Protection Services in the United States.Children often present for treatment in one of several circumstances, including criminal investigations, custody battles, problematic behaviors, and referrals from child welfare agencies.The three major modalities for therapy with children and adolescents are family therapy, group therapy, and individual therapy.