Question: In adults who have been victims of an attack/abuse, which group interventions are effective in improving trauma symptoms?


Plain language summary

More research is needed into group interventions for improving trauma symptoms in victims of an attack/abuse. There is limited evidence available looking into physical abuse alone, there is a strong focus on adult survivors of sexual abuse making it difficult to draw conclusions in this area.

Clinical and research implications

No definite clinical implications may be made based on the evidence presented in this BEST summary. There is, however, a consensus among the study authors that more high quality studies are needed on post-traumatic stress disorder following abuse, including adults who have experienced childhood sexual and/or physical abuse.

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