The following is a culmination of research I have conducted over a long time on the very subject.
The term "statutory rape"
This is a generic term and some consider it to include just victims under the age of consent, and some consider it to include victims aged 16-18 or older who are being taught in college/university. Therefore, I would first like to ...
Rape and sexual assault definitely does not only affect the assaulted, but also the friends and family as they can feel helpless, not knowing what is best to do to help and support the assaulted.
As I mentioned in the comments, support groups such as
Call 800 656 4673 or 800 656 HOPE
Survivors Trust (UK)
Call 0808 801 ...
It is often said that therapy or meeting a psychologist allows one to overcome trauma and let go of hidden pains...what would mean for a person to be psychologically troubled?
Trauma is an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, physical assault or natural disaster (APA, 2013).
Repeated childhood abuse, for example, can be just as traumatic ...
First, your question pertains to two possible populations:
"less long-lasting" PTSD is diagnosed as acute stress disorder (ASD); PTSD cannot be diagnosed until at least one month after exposure to the inciting trauma, and ASD sometimes resolves without progression to PTSD.
"less intense" PTSD is usually diagnosed as an adjustment ...
Short answer: The effect of stress and trauma on IQ varies significantly according to type and severity, but is overall fairly low relative to normal variation in scores.
IQ test development is heavily concerned with reliability (consistent scores) so while some variation is inevitable, IQ tests are designed to minimize the impact of stress:
... test-takers ...
One can't be certain what that kind of allusion refers to, but there has been a level of controversy stemming from the changes to the trauma criterion in DSM-IV (it was changed again in DSM-5). The change in DSM-IV--which does correspond with the time frame you mention--was seriously lambasted in some corners, e.g.:
Criterion A1, certifies three groups of ...