ERIC Number: EJ838102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
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Reference Count: 30
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Sexual Assault in Women
Klump, Meredith C.
Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, v21 n2 p67-83 Nov 2006
This paper presents a review of the research literature on the factors associated with the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women victims of rape and sexual assault. Various studies have linked preassault variables (such as childhood abuse), and assault variables (including injury and perceived life threat during the assault) with PTSD development. Similarly, postassault variables related to the depth of emotional processing have also been found to be associated with the development of PTSD. An understanding of these factors has relevant clinical implications that may be utilized in the treatment and recovery process of PTSD following a sexual assault.
Descriptors: Rape, Females, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Harassment, Literature Reviews, Stress Variables, Clinical Psychology, Womens Studies, Risk, Outcomes of Treatment, Victims of Crime
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