Clinical Impact Statement—Many women are forced to cope with partner violence. When the violence is severe, they often have to deal with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression as well, which are coinciding consequences of the violence. During therapy, changes in both PTSD and depression can occur, but these changes are entwined with one another. Therefore, therapists need to be mindful of both PTSD and depression together. Therapists are also advised to plan a culturally sensitive therapy that takes into consideration culture-specific nuances and emotional expressions that surely color the experiences of these survivors.
|Number of pages
|Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy
|Published - Mar 2021
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