Group therapy helps rape victims in poor countries

June 5, 2013 9:10 PM

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Group therapy helps rape victims in poor countries

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Group therapy works better than individual support for women in low-income countries who have been victims of sexual violence, according to the results of a new study done in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Because measures of depression, anxiety, general functioning and post-traumatic stress disorder improved faster with group therapy, the technique may be useful in other countries were war and unrest often contribute to sexual violence, researchers reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.

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