Departmental Papers (SPP)

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

6-2002

Publication Source

Social Service Review

Volume

76

Issue

2

Start Page

302

Last Page

320

DOI

10.1086/339665

Abstract

Guided by the cognitive theory of stress and coping and the comprehensive health‐seeking and coping paradigm, this study examines associations among intimate partner abuse and psychological distress, posttraumatic stress disorder, childhood sexual abuse, and current drug use among a cohort of 416 women randomly recruited from New York City methadone treatment programs. Findings expand on past evidence of the high prevalence of psychological distress among adult victimized women and among those with a history of childhood sexual abuse. Women currently abused by their partners have more posttraumatic stress symptoms, depression, and psychological distress than women not abused by their partners.

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© 2002 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

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Date Posted: 08 November 2019