Introduction

The bibliography provides information on writings dealing with the history of rape, including sexual child abuse, sexual harassment, sexual molestation, child prostitution, forced prostitution, sexual slavery, sexual(ized) violence. The blog informs about calls for papers, forthcoming events and new literature in this field.

May 5, 2012

ART: Vergewaltigungen am Ende des II. Weltkriegs

Authors: Georgia Böwing, Harald J. Freyberger, Philipp Kuwert, and Stefan Georg Schröder
Title: Vergewaltigungen am Ende des II. Weltkriegs
Subtitle: Eine Kasuistik zur PTSD mit verzögertem Beginn und depressiver Komorbidität bei Trauma-Reaktivierung nach diagnostischer Koloskopie
Journal: Trauma & Gewalt. Forschung und Praxisfelder
Volume: 6
Issue: 2
Year: May 2012
Pages: 150-
ISSN: 1863-7167
Language: German

Abstract: »Many psychogeriatic patients are marked by traumatic war experiences. Stressful memories may surface for the first time decades after the event. In the eastern part of Germany acts of violence occurred more frequently at the end of World War II than in the west of the country. Alongside delayed-onset PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) these patients are frequently diagnosed with depressive comorbidity. Is this a disorder in its own right, or is it part of a complex instance of PTSD? The case: Subsequent to diagnostic colonoscopy, an 89-year-old patient apparently in the best of mental health was suddenly affected by nightmares and intrusion. Anamnesis revealed that she had been raped on various occasions by members of the Soviet armed forces. PTSD was masked by severe delusional depression with feelings of guilt, sin and nihilistic delusion. Discussion: The investigation of a patient’s medical history invariably calls for consideration of the relevant biographical and social context. In the case of sexually traumatised psychogeriatric patients, the necessity for invasive genital and anal explorations needs to be given close critical scrutiny, and interdisciplinary geriatric and psychogeriatric cooperation is indispensable. Diagnostic classification of delayed-onset PTSD in accordance with ICD is problematic because of the restrictions besetting the classification of psychogeriatric patients. Depressive comorbidity should be encoded separately.« [Source: Trauma & Gewalt]