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Am J Psychiatry. 1989 Jun;146(6):755-8.

Physical and sexual assault histories among psychiatric outpatients.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, University of Washington, Seattle 98105.

Abstract

Using a semistructured interview, the author obtained complete histories of experiences of being physically or sexually assaulted from 31 psychiatric outpatients. The majority (68%) of outpatients had experienced major physical and/or sexual assaults, and most assaults had not been revealed to the patients' prior therapists. Circumstances associated with the assaults, a comparison of outpatient and inpatient assault histories, and the relevance of the findings to clinical practice are discussed.

PMID:
2786342
DOI:
10.1176/ajp.146.6.755
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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