Prospective investigation of mental health following sexual assault

Angela Nickerson, Maria Steenkamp, Idan Moshe Aderka, Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault, Teresa L. , Carper, J. Ben Barnes, Brett T. Litz

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Abstract

Comorbidity in psychological disorders is common following exposure to a traumatic event. Relatively little is known about the manner in which changes in the symptoms of a given type of psychological disorder in the acute period following a trauma impact changes in symptoms of another disorder. This study investigated the relationship between changes in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety symptoms in the first 12 weeks following sexual assault.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to) 444-450
Number of pages7
JournalDepression and Anxiety
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • anxiety disorders
  • depressive disorders
  • posttraumatic stress disorders
  • rape
  • traumatic stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology

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