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Support for the location of negative posttraumatic cognitions in the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder

Hiskey, S and Ayres, R and Andrews, L and Troop, N (2015) 'Support for the location of negative posttraumatic cognitions in the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder.' Personality and Individual Differences, 74. 192 - 195. ISSN 0191-8869

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Abstract

© 2014 Elsevier Ltd. Objective: To investigate the extent to which negative posttraumatic cognitions predict, and so can be best located within, the DSM-5 (APA, 2013) individual symptom clusters of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Method: An online survey of traumatic experiences, featuring 528 adults. Results: Negative posttraumatic cognitions seem best placed within the Numbing/Detachment symptom cluster. Negative posttraumatic cognitions relating to the self predict higher levels of symptoms across the clusters. While negative cognitions relating to the world contributed to most symptom groups, self-blame cognitions did not. Conclusions: Our findings support the placement of posttraumatic cognitions as part of the Numbing/Detachment symptom cluster within the DSM-5rather than the Intrusion, Avoidance and Hyperarousal clusters.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2015 15:59
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2017 17:37
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/13531

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