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What to do for you to prove that a mental illness/disorder was caused by been sex abused as a child?

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In brief: "Prove" may be...

...Too strong a word; but in an individual with documented sexual abuse history, and an existing mental illness, "contributed to development of a mental disorder" may be correct.
False memories do occur sometimes, and may themselves be a result of a disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11936143.

In brief: "Prove" may be...

...Too strong a word; but in an individual with documented sexual abuse history, and an existing mental illness, "contributed to development of a mental disorder" may be correct.
False memories do occur sometimes, and may themselves be a result of a disorder. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11936143.
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