A new pilot study produced by Sussex Stalking Support and the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research at the University of Bedfordshire indicates that around eight in ten victims of stalking experience symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD) in the aftermath of being stalked. Almost all the stalking victims who responded to the study reported that they felt “very frightened”, with individuals describing the experience as: “being stuck in a horror film and unable to eat or sleep”, and “fighting for their sanity every moment of the day”. Despite the high prevalence of PTSD symptoms in victims of stalking, only around a quarter were assessed for this when attending health services.

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Health Care Responses to Stalking