This article on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) examines sexual harassment as a trigger for PTSD symptoms. According to the article, sexual harassment, unlike other trauma that is disproportionate to females, has not been a popular topic of research among the PTSD psychology community. From the article: "The brief review of the existing sexual harassment research base presented here provides evidence that sexual harassment is a significant social problem, deserving of attention from researchers and clinicians in the field of traumatic stress. We must work together to answer more questions about the individual and organizational consequences of sexual harassment, to design prevention programs targeted at perpetrators and organizations in an effort to reduce the occurrence of sexual harassment, and to develop efficacious treatment programs to address the negative psychological effects experienced by victims."
National Center for PTSD: http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
PTSD Research Quarterly (Winter 2003), v.14 no.1