Somatic symptoms, social support, and treatment seeking among sexual assault victims.

@article{Kimerling1994SomaticSS,
  title={Somatic symptoms, social support, and treatment seeking among sexual assault victims.},
  author={Rachel Kimerling and Karen S Calhoun},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={1994},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={333-40}
}
In an effort to clarify the relationship between the experience of sexual assault and physical health, rape victims and a matched comparison group were repeatedly assessed for somatic symptoms, psychological distress, health care use, and self-rated health perceptions during the year immediately after the assault. Women who experienced sexual assault reported more somatic complaints, poorer perceptions of physical health, greater psychological distress, and increased use of medical services… CONTINUE READING

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