Psychological abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder in battered women: examining the roles of shame and guilt.

@article{Street2001PsychologicalAA,
  title={Psychological abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder in battered women: examining the roles of shame and guilt.},
  author={Amy E Street and Ileana Arias},
  journal={Violence and victims},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={65-78}
}
Psychological abuse among battered women has been relatively understudied. However, battered women's reports in the existing qualitative and quantitative research suggest that the effects of psychological abuse can be even more damaging than the effects of physical abuse. The current study attempted to clarify the relationship between psychological abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) within a sample of battered women by statistically controlling for the effects of physical abuse… CONTINUE READING
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