Adaptive Strategies and Recovery from Rape

  • Ann Wolbert Burgess
  • Lynda Lytle Holmstrom
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


Being raped generates an enormous amount of anxiety in the victim. This anxiety is the basis for an acute traumatic reaction called the rape trauma syndrome 1 The nucleus of the anxiety is the impact of the life-threatening or highly stressful experience on the individual.


Suicidal Behavior Adaptive Strategy Personal Achievement Maladaptive Response Social Task 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ann Wolbert Burgess
    • 1
  • Lynda Lytle Holmstrom
    • 2
  1. 1.Boston City HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologyBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA

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