Kisha James Stephens

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African Americans in low-income, urban communities are at high risk for exposure to traumatic events as well as for symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Approximately 22% of 220 participants recruited from urban hospital medical clinics met survey criteria for PTSD. Among the common traumas were having relatives/friends murdered (47%), being(More)
Military sexual trauma (MST) increases the risk for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and multiple other comorbidities, presenting substantial challenges for nurses and psychiatric and medical clinicians. A specialized VA Medical Center outpatient program is patterned after Herman's three-phased, empirically-supported, recovery treatments. We use a case(More)
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