81% of sexual assault survivors experienced PTSD symptoms one week following the attack, and 75% reported PTSD one month after being assaulted. Researchers report a significant number of assault survivors experience relief from PTSD symptoms three months after their attack.
Having difficulty getting to sleep, in addition to ruminating about trauma experiences and other negative events before sleep, boosts the odds of sexual trauma survivors experiencing post-trauma nightmares.
In light of testimony given by Christine Blasey Ford in relation to sexual assault, researchers explain why victims have a difficult time remembering certain details of violent events, but can experience specific vivid memories of what happened to them.
A new study reveals the desire to carry our physical or sexual assault can be curbed with the help of tDCS. The brain stimulation technique also increases the perception in potential offenders that such violence is morally wrong.