Year: 1981 Source: Comprehensive Psychiatry, v.22, no.5, (September-October 1981), p.479-487 SIEC No: 19850091

This study of 50 recent sexual assault victims was conducted in an attempt to determine factors associated with a difficult recovery. Psychiatric interviews & psychological tests elicited several patterns of responses. 37% had prior psychological difficulties; 12% had made prior suicide attempts; & 22% had experienced suicidal ideation before the assault. Previous psychological distress was associated with a more severe reaction to sexual assault.(NBB)