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Thematic resolution, PTSD, and complex PTSD: the relationship between meaning and trauma-related diagnoses.

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Newman, E; Riggs, DS; Roth, S
Published in: Journal of traumatic stress
April 1997

The role of modifying schemas in trauma-focused psychotherapy has received theoretical and clinical attention. However, the relationship of schematic processing to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis has not been examined empirically. The current study-compared measures of thematic disruption among individuals with PTSD alone, PTSD with concurrent complex PTSD, and no PTSD. Eighty two participants were interviewed to assess PTSD status, complex PTSD status, traumatic life events, and trauma-related thematic processing. Results indicated that variables quantifying thematic disruption and thematic resolution significantly distinguished those individuals with concurrent PTSD plus complex PTSD from the other two groups. Exploratory analyses indicated that PTSD symptom severity and the interpersonal nature of the trauma were related to thematic disruption.

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Journal of traumatic stress

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EISSN

1573-6598

ISSN

0894-9867

Publication Date

April 1997

Volume

10

Issue

2

Start / End Page

197 / 213

Related Subject Headings

  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Male
  • Life Change Events
  • Interview, Psychological
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Chi-Square Distribution
 

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Newman, E., Riggs, D. S., & Roth, S. (1997). Thematic resolution, PTSD, and complex PTSD: the relationship between meaning and trauma-related diagnoses. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 10(2), 197–213. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1024873911644
Newman, E., D. S. Riggs, and S. Roth. “Thematic resolution, PTSD, and complex PTSD: the relationship between meaning and trauma-related diagnoses.Journal of Traumatic Stress 10, no. 2 (April 1997): 197–213. https://doi.org/10.1023/a:1024873911644.
Newman E, Riggs DS, Roth S. Thematic resolution, PTSD, and complex PTSD: the relationship between meaning and trauma-related diagnoses. Journal of traumatic stress. 1997 Apr;10(2):197–213.
Newman, E., et al. “Thematic resolution, PTSD, and complex PTSD: the relationship between meaning and trauma-related diagnoses.Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 10, no. 2, Apr. 1997, pp. 197–213. Epmc, doi:10.1023/a:1024873911644.
Newman E, Riggs DS, Roth S. Thematic resolution, PTSD, and complex PTSD: the relationship between meaning and trauma-related diagnoses. Journal of traumatic stress. 1997 Apr;10(2):197–213.
Journal cover image

Published In

Journal of traumatic stress

DOI

EISSN

1573-6598

ISSN

0894-9867

Publication Date

April 1997

Volume

10

Issue

2

Start / End Page

197 / 213

Related Subject Headings

  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic
  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Male
  • Life Change Events
  • Interview, Psychological
  • Humans
  • Female
  • Chi-Square Distribution