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Post-traumatic stress disorder in women: Diagnosis and treatment of Battered Woman Syndrome
Psychotherapy
  • Lenore E. Walker, Nova Southeastern University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
3-1-1991
Disciplines
Abstract
Women victims of marital abuse suffer many symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This article discusses issues of diagnosis, evaluation, interviewing, and treatment as well as legal implications of the battered woman syndrome. Five major areas that have been negatively impacted by the battered woman's coping skills are described: manipulation, dissociation, anger, intimacy, and compliance. Practical ways for handling each of these areas in therapy are discussed.
DOI
10.1037/0033-3204.28.1.21
Citation Information
Lenore E. Walker. "Post-traumatic stress disorder in women: Diagnosis and treatment of Battered Woman Syndrome" Psychotherapy Vol. 28 Iss. 1 (1991) p. 21 - 29 ISSN: 0033-3204
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/lenore-walker/117/