The Psychological Impact of Rape

@article{Resick1993ThePI,
  title={The Psychological Impact of Rape},
  author={Patricia A. Resick},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  year={1993},
  volume={8},
  pages={223 - 255}
}
  • P. Resick
  • Published 1 June 1993
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence
The purpose of the present article is to review the literature on the psychological impact of rape on adult female victims. Typical patterns of recovery, types of symptoms, and variables affecting recovery are all reviewed. Among the problems discussed are fear and anxiety, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, poor self-esteem, social adjustment issues, and sexual dysfunctions. The moderating variables that are reviewed are preassault variables such as prior psychological functioning and… 
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