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Revista chilena de neuro-psiquiatría

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AGUIRRE D, Pamela et al. Posttraumatic stress disorder in female victims of domestic violence. Rev. chil. neuro-psiquiatr. [online]. 2010, vol.48, n.2, pp.114-122. ISSN 0717-9227.

Victims of domestic violence experience numerous physical and psychological sequels, the most common being Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In this research, a sample of 42 women who consulted about domestic violence is characterized, to evaluate the presence of PTSD in them, along with the perception of their own situation and the attention received in the institutions and programs that helped them. Using a semistructured interview and the Gravity Scale of PTSD1, it was found that 40.5% of the sample met the criteria of PTSD, and 26.2% presented significant sub-umbral symptomatology. 39.3% of women whose violence situation had ended, still presented PTSD. Most women value the psychological support obtained, and they regard it as the most important component of the required attention. Results show the importance of strengthening the psychological component of interventions destined to domestic violence victims and, in particular, of considering post-traumatic symptomatology as one of the most important objectives of the intervention.

Palavras-chave : Battered women; domestic violence; posttraumatic stress disorder.

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