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Military Sexual Trauma (MST) Impacts  

Author:  Michelle Richter, PhD.

Source: Volume 14, Number 04, Spring 2022 , pp.67-73(7)

Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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This article provides a summary of several research articles addressing military sexual trauma (MST) and its correlates, including “Military Sexual Trauma: Exploring the Moderating Role of Restrictive Emotionality Among Military Veterans” by Rivera, L.A., Lang, C.T.H., Johnson, N.L. & Charkravorty, S. (March 2022), publishing in Psychological Trauma, Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy; “PTSD, Depression, and Suicidality Among Survivors of Childhood Sexual Trauma (CST), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), and Sexual Revictimization (CST + MST)” by Baca, S.A., Crawford, J.N. & Allard, C.B. (Oct. 7, 2021), published in Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy; and “Military Sexual Trauma Survivors’ Perceptions of Veterans Health Administrative Care: A Qualitative Examination” by Monteith, L.L., Bahraini, N.H., Gerber, H.R., Holliman, B.D., Schneider, A.L., Holliday, R. & Matarazzo, B.B. (May 2020, published in Psychological Services. These studies examined a range of variables hypothesized to relate and/or predict MST; these include the presence or absence of PTSD symptoms, suicidality, major depression, earlier childhood sexual abuse, and other factors. Also investigated, in one of the studies, are the experiences of survivors of MST with the care provided by professionals working for the Veterans Administration.

Keywords: PTSD; Military Sexual Trauma

Affiliations:  1: Contributing Editor.

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