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September 22, 2011

30% of Female Veterans with PTSD Suffered Military Sexual Trauma

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — veteranclaims @ 8:18 pm

Full article at: Sexual Trauma Rampant in Female OIF/OEF Veterans With PTSD

Megan Brooks

September 22, 2011 — Roughly one third of Iraq and Afghanistan female veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have suffered military sexual trauma (MST), new research shows.

“A significant proportion of women with PTSD report MST…existing PTSD protocols, such as prolonged exposure or cognitive processing therapy, are known to be effective in dealing with sexual trauma,” Shira Maguen, PhD, a psychologist at the San Francisco VA Medical Center in California, told Medscape Medical News.

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