ERIC Number: EJ914814
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
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Reference Count: 128
Depression and PTSD in Survivors of Male Violence: Research and Training Initiatives to Facilitate Recovery
Koss, Mary P.; Bailey, Jennifer A.; Yuan, Nicole P.; Herrera, Veronica M.; Lichter, Erika L.
Psychology of Women Quarterly, v27 n2 p130-142 Jun 2003
Male violence is an enduring feature of women's lives from childhood through old age. The review covers child sexual abuse, rape, and partner violence with emphasis on the prevalence of violence, its mental health consequences, the course of recovery, and mediators and moderators of traumatic impact. The primary focus is depression and posttraumatic stress disorder, the two major diagnostic entities through which postassault emotions and behaviors have been conceptualized and measured. The effects of psychiatric conceptualizations of victimization and patterns of individual recovery are critically reviewed. The PTSD paradigm as the sole foundation for most victimization research is also debated. Following the review, mental health services for victimized women are examined. The article concludes with public policy recommendations to improve the availability and accessibility of mental health services with emphasis on reaching those survivors who are less likely to consult the formal system.
Descriptors: Health Services, Sexual Abuse, Child Abuse, Females, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Mental Health Programs, Mental Health, Older Adults, Public Policy, Victims of Crime, Males, Violence, Depression (Psychology), Training, Rape, Family Violence, Incidence, Rehabilitation, Access to Health Care, Barriers, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Self Disclosure (Individuals)
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