Evaluating your likely current (and near future) state of health means taking into account the risk factors — such as sexual abuse during childhood — that affect you. Our medical diagnosis tool, The Analyst™, identifies major risk factors by asking the right questions.
Were you ever molested / sexually abused / raped as a child? Only include incidents that occurred up until the age of 18.
Possible responses:→ No / can't remember / don't know
→ There was occasional molestation
→ Frequent molestation and/or isolated serious abuse
→ Occasional serious abuse over a long period
→ Frequent serious abuse over a long period
Recent studies have shown that childhood abuse (particularly sexual abuse) is a strong predictor of the lifetime likelihood of developing PTSD.
One study showed that an average adult female is 6 times more sensitive to stress if she was sexually molested as a child.