Sexual Assault Affects Memory More Intensely Than Other Kinds of Abuse, Study Shows | MedCircle News

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A recent study shows that women who have experienced sexual assault have more intense, vivid memories when compared to women who have suffered from traumatic events that are non-sexual.

According to ScienceDaily, “The research, published in Frontiers in Neuroscience, found that women who had suffered from sexual violence, even those who were not diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), had more intense memories — even decades after the violence occurred — that are difficult, if not impossible to forget.”

Women who experienced sexual trauma said they had more memories, and could even clearly see their attacker – decades later.

The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 30% of women will experience a physical or sexual assault during their lifetime.

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