MISS SUTHERLAND is co-director of the Metropolitan Mental Health Skills Center, Washington, D. C., and DR. SCHERL is assistant professor of psychiatry and director of Community Mental Health Services, Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School.
PATTERNS OF RESPONSE AMONG VICTIMS OF RAPE
Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
1970 American Orthopsychiatric Association
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume 40, Issue 3, pages 503–511, April 1970
How to Cite
Sutherland, S. and Scherl, D. J. (1970), PATTERNS OF RESPONSE AMONG VICTIMS OF RAPE. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 40: 503–511. doi: 10.1111/j.1939-0025.1970.tb00708.x
- Issue published online: 24 MAR 2010
- Article first published online: 24 MAR 2010
Thirteen young victims of rape were seen, in most instances within 48 hours, by a mental health team. Followup of each revealed a similar sequence of reactions, falling in three distinct phases. Understanding of this pattern permits the design of supportive mental health intervention.