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Male war-zone veterans' perceived relationships with their children: the importance of emotional numbing.
J Trauma Stress. 2002 Oct; 15(5):351-7.JT

Abstract

Despite growing recognition of substantial interpersonal impairment among many war-zone veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), little is known about the association between PTSD symptomatology and veterans' relationships with their children. This study examined the differential pattern of associations between the symptom clusters of PTSD and the perceived father-child relationships of 66 male Vietnam veterans. Analyses revealed that only the emotional numbing cluster was significantly related to perceived quality of all relationship domains. The association between emotional numbing and perceived relationship quality remained significant in regression analyses even after controlling for fathers' family-of-origin stressors, combat exposure, depression, and substance abuse. Findings suggest that emotional numbing may be the component of PTSD most closely linked to interpersonal impairment in war-zone veterans.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park 16802-3104, USA. amr205@psu.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12392222

Citation

Ruscio, Ayelet Meron, et al. "Male War-zone Veterans' Perceived Relationships With Their Children: the Importance of Emotional Numbing." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 15, no. 5, 2002, pp. 351-7.
Ruscio AM, Weathers FW, King LA, et al. Male war-zone veterans' perceived relationships with their children: the importance of emotional numbing. J Trauma Stress. 2002;15(5):351-7.
Ruscio, A. M., Weathers, F. W., King, L. A., & King, D. W. (2002). Male war-zone veterans' perceived relationships with their children: the importance of emotional numbing. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 15(5), 351-7.
Ruscio AM, et al. Male War-zone Veterans' Perceived Relationships With Their Children: the Importance of Emotional Numbing. J Trauma Stress. 2002;15(5):351-7. PubMed PMID: 12392222.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Male war-zone veterans' perceived relationships with their children: the importance of emotional numbing. AU - Ruscio,Ayelet Meron, AU - Weathers,Frank W, AU - King,Lynda A, AU - King,Daniel W, PY - 2002/10/24/pubmed PY - 2003/2/22/medline PY - 2002/10/24/entrez SP - 351 EP - 7 JF - Journal of traumatic stress JO - J Trauma Stress VL - 15 IS - 5 N2 - Despite growing recognition of substantial interpersonal impairment among many war-zone veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), little is known about the association between PTSD symptomatology and veterans' relationships with their children. This study examined the differential pattern of associations between the symptom clusters of PTSD and the perceived father-child relationships of 66 male Vietnam veterans. Analyses revealed that only the emotional numbing cluster was significantly related to perceived quality of all relationship domains. The association between emotional numbing and perceived relationship quality remained significant in regression analyses even after controlling for fathers' family-of-origin stressors, combat exposure, depression, and substance abuse. Findings suggest that emotional numbing may be the component of PTSD most closely linked to interpersonal impairment in war-zone veterans. SN - 0894-9867 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12392222/Male_war_zone_veterans'_perceived_relationships_with_their_children:_the_importance_of_emotional_numbing_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1023/A:1020125006371 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -