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Title: Post-Traumatic Stress, Sexual Trauma and Dissociative Disorder: Issues Related to Intimacy and Sexuality
Author(s): M F Schwartz; L D Galperin; W H Masters
Date Published: Unknown
Page Count: 68
Sponsoring Agency: Masters and Johnson Institute
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Document: PDF
Type: Research (Applied/Empirical)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Understanding post-traumatic stress disorders resulting from extreme stress and dissociative solutions, facilitates the assessment of sexual and intimacy disorders.
Abstract: Until recently, the inability to comprehend the development of sexually compulsive symptomatology led to a symptom-based nosology and emphasis in treatment. This treatment emphasis was necessary but insufficient for many clients. Trauma-based treatment holds promise for helping many others make substantial changes in their sexual behavior. The authors present a conceptual framework for developing therapeutic interventions for clients who have dissociative disorders. They discuss the impact of sexual abuse on sexuality and the experience of sexual trauma and identify three optimum phases of treatment: (1) establishing control of behavior; (2) resolving trauma and integrating dissociated parts of self; and (3) relearning the building blocks which comprise the capacity to establish and maintain healthy relationships, including sexuality. 39 references and 7 tables
Main Term(s): Sexual assault victims
Index Term(s): Mental disorders; Post-trauma stress disorder (PTSD); Psychological research; Psychological victimization effects; Sexual assault trauma; Sexual behavior; Treatment techniques
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