Posttraumatic stress disorder after sexual assault: its psychodynamics and treatment.

  • R Moscarello
  • Published 1991 in
    The Journal of the American Academy of…
Sexual assault as a major psychological trauma and a crime of violence evokes immediate symptoms of posttraumatic stress and, for many victims, long-term posttraumatic psychological sequelae. The victim, as the recipient of the rapist's anger and need to control, experiences terror, fear of death, and helplessness. This results in classic posttraumatic… (More)