Vividness of mental imagery in Posttraumatic stress disorder(PTSD): the role of depression.

Karatzias, Thanos, Power, Kevin, Brown, Keith and McGoldrick, Theresa (2009) Vividness of mental imagery in Posttraumatic stress disorder(PTSD): the role of depression. Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry, 40 (2). pp. 352-358.

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The present study aimed to investigate demographics, trauma
variables, PTSD symptomatology, co-morbid psychopathology, dissociation and personality variables as correlates of vividness of imagery (i.e. general ability to imagine objects) in people with PTSD. Participants were 98 outpatients with PTSD who completed a number of self- and assessor-rated measures. Vividness of imagery was assessed using the Betts’ Questionnaire Upon Imagery (QMI). Regression analysis showed that the only statistically significant predictor of mental imagery was depression, as measured by the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS). The implications of these results for the management of depression in people with PTSD are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Electronic ISSN: 0005-7916
Uncontrolled Keywords: PTSD; Mental imagery; depression;
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 > 616.8 Nervous & mental disorders
Library of Congress Subjects: R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
Item ID: 3666
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2010 12:19
Last Modified: 04 Jan 2013 14:46

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