Posttraumatic symptomatology and dissociation in outpatients with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder.

Karatzias, Thanos, Power, Kevin, Brown, Keith and McGoldrick, Theresa (2010) Posttraumatic symptomatology and dissociation in outpatients with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 11. pp. 83-92. ISSN 1529-9732

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A number of studies have concluded that dissociative features are
common in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The
present study aimed to investigate correlates of dissociation in
outpatients with chronic PTSD in Scotland. For the purposes of this
study, a total of 102 participants completed the Dissociative
Experiences Scale, the Positive and Negative Affect Schedule, and
the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale. Information regarding
trauma characteristics (i.e., type and presence of physical injury)
was also collected. Regression analysis revealed that increased
severity and frequency of posttraumatic symptoms, as measured by
the Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale total, was the only significant
predictor of dissociation. In line with previous research, our
findings indicate that chronic PTSD symptoms could be contributing
to the maintenance of clinical dissociation and vice versa in this sample of Scottish outpatients.

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 1529-9732
Electronic ISSN: 1529-9740
Uncontrolled Keywords: posttraumatic stress disorder; predictors; dissociation;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences > School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Care
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health > 616 Diseases
Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Item ID: 3608
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2010 15:55
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2012 10:51

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