What is the typical response to sexual assault? Reply to Bonanno (2013).

@article{Steenkamp2013WhatIT,
  title={What is the typical response to sexual assault? Reply to Bonanno (2013).},
  author={Maria M Steenkamp and Brett T Litz and Benjamin D. Dickstein and Kristalyn Salters-pedneault and Stefan G. Hofmann},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={2013},
  volume={26 3},
  pages={
          394-6
        }
}
We respond to Bonanno's (2013) comment on our longitudinal evaluation of sexual assault survivors. Bonanno posits that minor disruption in functioning is the modal response to any stressor or trauma, yet most women we studied had marked initial symptoms in the immediate months following assault, which gradually improved over time. We argue that sexual violence is one example of intentional and malicious victimization, which differs from other experiences studied by Bonanno, such as spinal cord… CONTINUE READING
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