Women's Appraisals of Intimate Partner Violence Stressfulness and Their Relationship to Depressive and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms
Martinez-Torteya, Cecilia, Bogat, G. Anne, von Eye, Alexander, Levendosky, Alytia A., Davidson, William S., Violence and Victims
Intimate partner violence (IPV) increases risk for depressive and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. Most studies use a dose-response approach to examine the impact of IPV on mental health, but they often fail to explain mental health outcome specificity as well as to assess the impact of women's subjective appraisals. The present research examined women's IPV stressfulness appraisals and their psychological functioning (depressive and PTSD symptoms). Results indicate that IPV stressfulness appraisals are associated with depressive symptoms over and above frequency and severity of IPV. PTSD symptoms were associated with frequent and stressful IPV. Women who experienced highly …
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Publication information: Article title: Women's Appraisals of Intimate Partner Violence Stressfulness and Their Relationship to Depressive and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms. Contributors: Martinez-Torteya, Cecilia - Author, Bogat, G. Anne - Author, von Eye, Alexander - Author, Levendosky, Alytia A. - Author, Davidson, William S. - Author. Journal title: Violence and Victims. Volume: 24. Issue: 6 Publication date: November 1, 2009. Page number: 707+. © Springer Publishing Company 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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