Treatment of Rape Victims

@article{Foa1993TreatmentOR,
  title={Treatment of Rape Victims},
  author={Edna B Foa and Barbara O. Rothbaum and Gail Steketee},
  journal={Journal of Interpersonal Violence},
  year={1993},
  volume={8},
  pages={256 - 276}
}
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can be one of the debilitating and harmful effects of sexual assault. Although many forms of intervention exist for rape-related PTSD, only a few well-controlled studies have been conducted to systematically evaluate the treatment response of women who have been the victims of sexual assault. Overall, cognitive-behavioral interventions for rape-related PTSD, with single or multiple treatment components, have been found to result in a decrease or remission of… 
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