På CTP har specialestuderende Sara Mundy skrevet sit speciale om kønsforskelle i traumer, psykopatologi og behandlingsudbytte. Det er der kommet en spændende artikel ud af. Artiklen er netop blevet publiceret i Psychiatry Research.
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Twice as many females reported exposure to family violence (p = .001) and sexual abuse (p = .004)
Men were at least three times as likely to report exposure to torture (p <0.001), imprisonment (p < .001), and combat (p < .001).
Women reported more depression (p = .001), anxiety (p = .008) and somatization (p = 0.001)
Men were diagnosed significantly more with enduring personality change after catastrophic experience (p < .001).
Our findings highlight sex differences in trauma exposure and symptomatology in trauma-affected refugees in host countries, that should be considered when developing mental health interventions for this underserved population.