Posttraumatic stress in battered women: Does the diagnosis fit??

Stephanie J. Woods, Jacquelyn C. Campbell

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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been recommended as an appropriate psychiatric diagnosis for battered women. The criteria for the diagnosis are reviewed along with research that supports its application in battering situations. Definitional, diagnostic, research, and treatment issues using the diagnosis with abused women also are discussed, including recommendations for future investigations and clinical application.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-186
Number of pages14
JournalIssues in mental health nursing
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health


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