Treatment of a Man With a Mild Learning-Disability who was Sexually Assualted While in Prison

Davison, F.M. and Clare, Isabel C. H. and Georgiades, S. and Divall, J. and Holland, Anthony J. (1994) Treatment of a Man With a Mild Learning-Disability who was Sexually Assualted While in Prison. Medicine Science and the Law, 34 (4). pp. 346-353. ISSN 0025-8024. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to describe the psychological effects on a man with a mild learning disability who was sexually assaulted whilst in prison, and the treatment which was carried out. J. suffered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as defined in DSM-III-R, combined with associated features of depression and anxiety. Treatment involved imaginal exposure to the assault, followed by systematic desensitization to the traumatic experience of imprisonment preceding the assault. Activities were also carried out to develop J.'s self-esteem, coping strategies and anxiety management. The successful outcome of treatment is discussed in relation to models of emotional processing. Some discrepancies between scores on self-evaluation questionnaires and behavioural observations raise issues concerning the best way of assessing treatment outcome for people with learning disabilities.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Document Type: Note
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Law School
Depositing User: P. Ogbuji
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2009 18:56
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2014 14:07
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