Prof. Rachel Dekel – The role of complex posttraumatic stress symptoms in the association between exposure to traumatic events and severity of intimate partner violence

Abstract Background Symptoms of both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and disturbances in self-organization (DSO) have been suggested to play a role in the association between an individual’s childhood physical abuse and neglect and his/her perpetration of IPV in adulthood; however, the two have yet to be studied in one model. Thus, we aimed to examine…

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Prof. Rachel Dekel – Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Upon Admission To Shelters Among Female Victims Of Domestic Violence: An Ecological Model Of Trauma

Abstract The study used the ecological model of trauma and recovery (Harvey, 1996) to examine the rates of probable posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among female victims of domestic violence. Five hundred and five participants completed questionnaires upon entering shelters in Israel. Analysis showed that 61% of the participants reported probable PTSD. Childhood exposure to violence,…

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Prof. Rachel Dekel – Adjustment profiles of Yom Kippur war veterans seeking delayed help from the IDF

Abstract The most common stress reactions following combat are post-traumatic stress reactions. These responses have a great impact on quality-of-life and can damage victims’ personal, familial, and social functioning. However, of the people who develop PTSD, only a few request psychological help. The first aim of the research was, therefore, to examine the long-term adjustment…

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