Thought control strategies as mediators of trauma symptoms in young women with histories of child sexual abuse.

@article{Scarpa2009ThoughtCS,
  title={Thought control strategies as mediators of trauma symptoms in young women with histories of child sexual abuse.},
  author={Angela Scarpa and Laura C. Wilson and Anthony O Wells and Michelle A. Patriquin and Akiho Tanaka},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={47 9},
  pages={809-13}
}
The current retrospective study examined thought control strategies, or cognitive techniques individuals use to deal with unpleasant thoughts following stressful events, as potential mediators of adjustment in young women with histories of child sexual abuse (CSA). In a sample of 76 undergraduate women who self-reported on abuse experiences, thought control strategies, and current trauma symptoms, several key findings emerged: (i) Greater severity of the CSA event was associated with greater… CONTINUE READING