ERIC Number: EJ567380
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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PTSD as a Mediator between Childhood Rape and Alcohol Use in Adult Women.
Epstein, Jeffery N.; Saunders, Benjamin E.; Kilpatrick, Dean G.; Resnick, Heidi S.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v22 n3 p223-34 Mar 1998
Women (N=3,213) were interviewed initially, and again a year later, concerning childhood rape history, lifetime symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and lifetime alcohol use. Analysis found a history of childhood rape doubled the number of alcohol-abuse symptoms that women experienced in adulthood, suggesting that PTSD symptomatology may be a mediating variable affecting alcohol-abuse patterns. (DB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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