Psychology professor Jennifer Freyd’s paper “Exposure to Betrayal Trauma and Risks to the Well-Being of Girls and Women” is now available online in the Fall 2009 issue of CSWS Research Matters.
“Women are diagnosed with a host of mental health problems, including depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) more often than men,” Freyd writes. Her article explores the “whys.” Click here to access a PDF of Freyd’s article.
Freyd is the breakthrough researcher who developed Betrayal Trauma Theory. She is the author of the award-winning book Betrayal Trauma: The Logic of Forgetting Childhood Abuse (1996) and numerous other publications. See her website for more information. CSWS has supported Freyd’s work through faculty research grants.