Depressive symptoms associated with sexual assault

Judith V Becker, L. J. Skinner, G. G. Abel, R. Axelrod, E. C. Treacy

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Abstract

The Beck Depression Inventory was used to assess depressive symptoms in 178 sexual assault survivors and 50 control subjects who had never been sexually assaulted. The sexual assault survivors reported significantly more depressive symptoms that the control subjects, and further analyses strongly suggested that the depressive symptoms were caused by the sexual assault. Investigation of the relationships between depression scores and survivor and assault characteristics indicates that the nonspecifics of the assault and the use of a weapon by the assailant were most highly correlated with development of depressive symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Volume10
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Becker, J. V., Skinner, L. J., Abel, G. G., Axelrod, R., & Treacy, E. C. (1984). Depressive symptoms associated with sexual assault. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 10(3), 185-192.

Depressive symptoms associated with sexual assault. / Becker, Judith V; Skinner, L. J.; Abel, G. G.; Axelrod, R.; Treacy, E. C.

In: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1984, p. 185-192.

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Becker, JV, Skinner, LJ, Abel, GG, Axelrod, R & Treacy, EC 1984, 'Depressive symptoms associated with sexual assault', Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 185-192.
Becker JV, Skinner LJ, Abel GG, Axelrod R, Treacy EC. Depressive symptoms associated with sexual assault. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. 1984;10(3):185-192.
Becker, Judith V ; Skinner, L. J. ; Abel, G. G. ; Axelrod, R. ; Treacy, E. C. / Depressive symptoms associated with sexual assault. In: Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy. 1984 ; Vol. 10, No. 3. pp. 185-192.
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