Trauma responses to intimate partner violence: a review of current knowledge

Pill, Natalie, Day, Andrew, and Mildred, Helen (2017) Trauma responses to intimate partner violence: a review of current knowledge. Aggression and Violent Behavior, 34. pp. 178-184.

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Abstract

It is now well established that those who are survivors of intimate partner violence are at increased risk of subsequently experiencing a wide range of mental health problems. Among the most significant of these is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), although relatively little is known about its course and onset in this particular group. It has also been suggested that the diagnosis of PTSD is often insufficient and, at times, inappropriate, when seeking to account for the effects of repeated trauma, with the construct of Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder proposed as an alternative. This review critically evaluates current thinking and research in this area, highlighting the implications of this body of work for understanding the consequences of aggressive and violent behavior directed toward intimate partners.

Item ID: 48998
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: complex trauma; trauma; posttraumatic stress disorder; intimate partner violence; domestic violence; mental health; treatment; victimization
ISSN: 1873-6335
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2017 01:01
FoR Codes: 17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170104 Forensic Psychology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9404 Justice and the Law > 940402 Crime Prevention @ 100%
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