Year: 2003 Source: Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v.18, no.11, (November 2003), p.1335-1346 SIEC No: 20040813

This study examines the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among battered women in Israel & the associated psychological distress. The authors inquire into the psychological reactions of battered women in comparison to women who experienced other types of traumas by examining PTSD rates & intensity of psychiatric symptoms & suicide risk. The results showed that battered women exhibited significantly higher levels of psychiatric symptoms & suicide risk than the control group. (43 refs)