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Complex PTSD in victims exposed to sexual and physical abuse: results from the DSM-IV Field Trial for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

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Roth, S; Newman, E; Pelcovitz, D; van der Kolk, B; Mandel, FS
Published in: Journal of traumatic stress
October 1997

Two hundred thirty four participants in the DSM-IV Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Field Trial who reported sexual and/or physical abuse were evaluated. Participants were categorized according to type of abuse (physical, sexual, both), duration of abuse (acute versus chronic), and onset of abuse (early versus late). Separate logistic regression analyses examined the relationship between age of onset, duration, abuse type, and the complex PTSD (CP) lifetime diagnosis for women and men. Sexually abused women, especially those who also experienced physical abuse, had a higher risk of developing CP, although CP symptoms occurred at a high base rate among physically abused women. The theoretical implications and incremental clinical usefulness of targeting CP symptoms with abused populations are discussed.

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Journal of traumatic stress

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EISSN

1573-6598

ISSN

0894-9867

Publication Date

October 1997

Volume

10

Issue

4

Start / End Page

539 / 555

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Regression Analysis
  • Rape
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Middle Aged
  • Male
 

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Roth, S., Newman, E., Pelcovitz, D., van der Kolk, B., & Mandel, F. S. (1997). Complex PTSD in victims exposed to sexual and physical abuse: results from the DSM-IV Field Trial for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 10(4), 539–555. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1024837617768
Roth, S., E. Newman, D. Pelcovitz, B. van der Kolk, and F. S. Mandel. “Complex PTSD in victims exposed to sexual and physical abuse: results from the DSM-IV Field Trial for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.Journal of Traumatic Stress 10, no. 4 (October 1997): 539–55. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1024837617768.
Roth S, Newman E, Pelcovitz D, van der Kolk B, Mandel FS. Complex PTSD in victims exposed to sexual and physical abuse: results from the DSM-IV Field Trial for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of traumatic stress. 1997 Oct;10(4):539–55.
Roth, S., et al. “Complex PTSD in victims exposed to sexual and physical abuse: results from the DSM-IV Field Trial for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 10, no. 4, Oct. 1997, pp. 539–55. Epmc, doi:10.1023/a:1024837617768.
Roth S, Newman E, Pelcovitz D, van der Kolk B, Mandel FS. Complex PTSD in victims exposed to sexual and physical abuse: results from the DSM-IV Field Trial for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Journal of traumatic stress. 1997 Oct;10(4):539–555.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of traumatic stress

DOI

EISSN

1573-6598

ISSN

0894-9867

Publication Date

October 1997

Volume

10

Issue

4

Start / End Page

539 / 555

Related Subject Headings

  • Violence
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Reproducibility of Results
  • Regression Analysis
  • Rape
  • Psychometrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Middle Aged
  • Male