Traumatic Impact Predicts Long-Term Memory for Documented Child Sexual Abuse

@article{Alexander2005TraumaticIP,
  title={Traumatic Impact Predicts Long-Term Memory for Documented Child Sexual Abuse},
  author={Kristen Weede Alexander and Jodi A. Quas and Gail S. Goodman and Simona Ghetti and Robin S. Edelstein and Allison D. Redlich and Ingrid M. Cord{\'o}n and David P. H. Jones},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={16},
  pages={33 - 40}
}
Prospective studies of adults' memories of documented child sexual abuse (CSA) reveal that the majority of individuals remember their victimization. However, the accuracy of these memories has rarely been investigated scientifically. The present study examined predictors of memory accuracy and errors 12 to 21 years after abuse ended for individuals with legal experiences resulting from documented CSA. Severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology was positively associated with… Expand
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