Broken and guilty since it happened: A population study of trauma-related shame and guilt after violence and sexual abuse.

@article{Aakvaag2016BrokenAG,
  title={Broken and guilty since it happened: A population study of trauma-related shame and guilt after violence and sexual abuse.},
  author={Helene Flood Aakvaag and Siri Thoresen and Tore Wentzel-Larsen and Grete Dyb and Espen R\oysamb and Miranda Olff},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2016},
  volume={204},
  pages={16-23}
}
BACKGROUND There is increasing interest in trauma-related shame and guilt. However, much remains unknown in terms of how these emotions relate to the type of event, gender and mental health. We investigated shame and guilt in men and women following various types of severe violence and their relation to mental health. METHODS Telephone interviews were conducted with a Norwegian general population sample (n=4529; age=18-75; response rate=42.9%). Measures included child sexual abuse, child and… CONTINUE READING
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