The effects of suppressing trauma-related thoughts on women with rape-related posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Shipherd1999TheEO,
  title={The effects of suppressing trauma-related thoughts on women with rape-related posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Jillian C. Shipherd and J. Gayle Beck},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 2},
  pages={99-112}
}
A hallmark symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the presence of intrusive thoughts that come to mind against an individual's will and are frequently accompanied by considerable distress. This investigation examined the effects of deliberate suppression of rape-related thoughts on female sexual assault survivors, in order to explore this facet of PTSD. Seventeen women with chronic PTSD following a sexual assault were contrasted with nineteen survivors without PTSD, using a thought… CONTINUE READING
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