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Antecedents of posttraumatic stress disorder: wasn't being raped enough? A brief communication.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1894385     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many rape victims, like those traumatized by war, accidents, and natural disasters, are able to recover from their ordeal with supportive, crisis-oriented treatment. For others, however, symptoms may persist and require more intensive treatment. Hypnosis allows a modulated re-experiencing and abreaction of the traumatic event that can help to provide the victim with a relieving sense of mastery, and it fosters a receptive context for reassurance and interpretation regarding the irrational or exaggerated thoughts and feelings involved. 2 case examples are presented in which earlier conflicts appeared to play a role in perpetuating the patients' symptoms. Detecting and addressing these antecedents resulted in complete alleviation of long-standing problems through relatively brief treatment using hypnosis.
W H Smith
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of clinical and experimental hypnosis     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0020-7144     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Publication Date:  1991 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1991-10-23     Completed Date:  1991-10-23     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376166     Medline TA:  Int J Clin Exp Hypn     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-33     Citation Subset:  IM    
Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS 66601-0829.
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MeSH Terms
Personality Development*
Rape / psychology*
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology*

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