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ERIC Number: EJ838102
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8225
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.
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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