You are more likely to develop PTSD if you have been directly exposed to the trauma, seriously hurt, the trauma was long-lasting or very severe, believed you were in extreme danger or were going to die, had a severe reaction such shaking, vomiting or feeling separated from your surroundings and felt helpless. Other factors contributing to the…Details
In 2010 there were 28,500 victims of assault in Victoria, 15,850 males and 12,030 females, with most victims aged between 25 and 34 years with male victims most likely to be assaulted by a unknown assailant in a community setting and females by a known assailant in a residential location. There were 94 victims of homicide of whom 59%…Details
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Trauma histories have been shown to exist in between 51 and 98% of individuals diagnosed with serious mental health problems and is often misdiagnosed in children for depression, ADHD and Conduct Disorder. Trauma also significantly contributes to heath problems, such as heart disease, and social problems, such as crime. Individuals with mental health, substance abuse…Details
European research has shown that one in two victims applying for state compensation many years later and following settlement still maintain symptoms of post traumatic stress. Considerations for recovery are: 1. The act of violence itself. 2. The relationship with the perpetrator. 3. Treatment. 4. Outcomes of criminal and/or compensation processes. This study shows that…Details