Traumatic experiences in psychiatric outpatients

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Fifty-four newly referred psychiatric outpatients were interviewed and a life history of severe traumatic experiences was taken. Forty-four gave a positive history, 17 of whom developed symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTSS). Twelve met a past or current diagnosis of PTSD. Factors relating to the occurrence of PTSS included early trauma, more traumatic events, incest, perceiving the event as frightening, being physically injured, perceiving the event as being life threatening, seeing a physician, and being hospitalized. Age at trauma and differences between men and women are also discussed. © 1990 Plenum Publishing Corporation.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, J; Smith, R

Published Date

  • July 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 3 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 459 - 475

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-6598

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-9867

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/BF00974785

Citation Source

  • Scopus