The rape victim: psychodynamic considerations.

  title={The rape victim: psychodynamic considerations.},
  author={Malkah T. Notman and Carol Cooperman Nadelson},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={133 4},
Rape challenges a woman's ability to maintain her defenses and thus arouses feelings of guilt, anxiety, and inadequacy. Women's individual responses are determined by life stage considerations as well as their defensive structures: concerns about separation-individuation may be aroused in the young woman; a divorced or separated woman may find her credibility questioned; older women's fears of sexual inadequacy may be compounded. In counseling, the victim's previous adjustment should be… CONTINUE READING
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