Treating Symptoms in Adult Victims of Sexual Assault


Journal Article

This article reviews the prevalent theories and treatments regarding symptoms which may follow in the wake of sexual assault. Crisis theory and intervention are addressed first, followed by a description and discussion of cognitive and behavioral treatments for PTSD, depression, and sexual dysfunctions. Among the treatments considered are exposure techniques, coping skills packages, and cognitive therapy. The article concludes with a description of information processing theory and a discussion of future directions in the field. © 1990, SAGE PUBLICATIONS. All rights reserved.

Full Text

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Resick, PA; Schnicke, MK

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 5 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 488 - 506

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6518

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0886-2605

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/088626090005004005

Citation Source

  • Scopus