Gender, social support and PTSD in victims of violent crime

Author(s)Andrews, Bernice, Brewin, Chris, and Rose, Suzanna
Title Gender, social support and PTSD in victims of violent crime
Source Journal of Traumatic Stress Volume 16, Number 4, August 2003, pp. 421-427.
Date 2003
Document type Journal article
Coverage United Kingdom
Summary This study investigated gender differences in social support levels and their effects on PTSD in a civilian population. Participants were victims of violent crime in England. One of the results indicated that although men and women victims of violent crime were just as likely to report having received positive support, women were more likely to report negative responses from family and friends. The findings gave some support to theory and evidence from the general social support literature that women derive greater benefits to their well-being than men from the right social environment.
Keywords PTSD; gender and symptoms; women's PTSD risk
Topic Psychological effects and treatment