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Management of victims of stalking

  • Michele Pathé, Paul E. Mullen and Rosemary Purcell
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Victims of stalking are a diverse group, but most individuals who are subjected to the persistent pursuit of a stalker, regardless of age, gender or socioeconomic background, experience fear. Some suffer profound distress and lifestyle disruptions, and many experience a decline in their psychological and physical well-being. Stalking is not uncommon in today's society and there is evidence to suggest its incidence is increasing (Budd & Mattinson, 2000). It is therefore anticipated that the victims of these behaviours will be presenting to law enforcement and health professionals in ever-expanding numbers. The efficacy of the interventions they receive will determine whether they can reclaim their lives and premorbid functioning or whether, through ignorance, they are condemned to continuing torment and chronic disability, to the detriment of society as a whole.

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