Making raped teens relive trauma is effective treatment, just like for combat vets, study says

  • Article by: LINDSEY TANNER , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 24, 2013 - 3:15 PM

CHICAGO — It almost sounds sadistic — making rape victims as young as 13 relive their harrowing assault over and over again. But a new study shows it works surprisingly well at eliminating their psychological distress.

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gwenieloveDec. 25, 13 8:56 AM

There is an emotional support therapy called Reminiscent Therapy (RT). Charlie Rose compared RT to the use of amyltryptylene for reduction of bipolar symptoms and found the two to be comparable. RT uses reframing as a basic component and repeating the trauma as essential. It is extraordinarily successful as an immediate or long term adjunct to therapy.

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owatonnabillDec. 25, 13 9:27 AM

This is not really a new approach. However when one reads the articles the subjects are "girl" victims. Is this therapy not being used for male victims as well? And if not, why not?

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