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Visits to detained torture victims by the ICRC (II): The psychological impact of visits and interviews with detained torture victims
Marina Staiff ICRC, 2000
Torture is an experience without parallel; it is capable of causing a wide range of physical and psychological suffering. At the psychological level, torture places the victim in a position of helplessness end distress powerful enough to produce mental and emotional damage regardless of his pre-torture psychological status. The psychological effects of torture, however, occur in the context of personal meaning, personality development, and social, political, and cultural factors.