Rape recovery: women can benefit from group therapy

In some regions of the Congo torn by 20 years of conflict, two out of every five women have experienced sexual assault and resulting stigma, experts say.

US mental health experts successfully implemented 11 sessions of group psychotherapy among sexual violence survivors in a war-torn region, finding it dramatically reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and anxiety compared to individual support.

N Engl J Med 2013; 368:2182-91