The interface between psychiatry and the law has become common place. Reliance on psychiatry has certainly
conduced to more informed court decisions to which it deserves high praise. With specific regard to Post-
Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a host of court decisions abound on the critical role that PTSD-evidence has
played in informing court decisions over the years. The role of PTSD-evidence, however, remains at its crawling
stages in child sexual abuse (CSA) cases despite the potential it bears in effectively prosecuting these cases.
This article draws on randomly selected CSA judgments to offer insight on the exact place and role of PTSDevidence
in CSA prosecutions.