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Post-traumatic stress disorder in the forensic psychiatric setting.
J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2004; 32(4):399-407.JA

Abstract

The objective was to assess the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in offenders who undergo forensic psychiatric evaluation (FPE), compare differences with regard to the prevalence of PTSD between immigrants and Swedes, compare psychiatric comorbidity and offenses between PTSD and non-PTSD patients, and compare various instruments and questionnaires when assessing the level of PTSD symptoms. Twenty-five immigrants and 25 Swedes were studied consecutively. The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS), Impact of Event Scale-22 (IES), Post-traumatic Symptom Scale (PTSS-10), and Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID)-PTSD were administered. In the immigrant group, 60 percent had PTSD, compared with 12 percent of the Swedes. Subjects with PTSD scored higher on IES-22 and PTSS-10 than those without PTSD. Considering the number of sexual and violent offenses together, the proportion of these types of offenses was higher in the PTSD group than in the non-PTSD group.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Stockholm, Sweden. marianne.kristiansson@rmv.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15704626

Citation

Kristiansson, Marianne, et al. "Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in the Forensic Psychiatric Setting." The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, vol. 32, no. 4, 2004, pp. 399-407.
Kristiansson M, Sumelius K, Søndergaard HP. Post-traumatic stress disorder in the forensic psychiatric setting. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2004;32(4):399-407.
Kristiansson, M., Sumelius, K., & Søndergaard, H. P. (2004). Post-traumatic stress disorder in the forensic psychiatric setting. The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 32(4), 399-407.
Kristiansson M, Sumelius K, Søndergaard HP. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in the Forensic Psychiatric Setting. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2004;32(4):399-407. PubMed PMID: 15704626.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Post-traumatic stress disorder in the forensic psychiatric setting. AU - Kristiansson,Marianne, AU - Sumelius,Kerstin, AU - Søndergaard,Hans-Peter, PY - 2005/2/12/pubmed PY - 2005/5/17/medline PY - 2005/2/12/entrez SP - 399 EP - 407 JF - The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law JO - J Am Acad Psychiatry Law VL - 32 IS - 4 N2 - The objective was to assess the prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in offenders who undergo forensic psychiatric evaluation (FPE), compare differences with regard to the prevalence of PTSD between immigrants and Swedes, compare psychiatric comorbidity and offenses between PTSD and non-PTSD patients, and compare various instruments and questionnaires when assessing the level of PTSD symptoms. Twenty-five immigrants and 25 Swedes were studied consecutively. The Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale (CAPS), Impact of Event Scale-22 (IES), Post-traumatic Symptom Scale (PTSS-10), and Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV (SCID)-PTSD were administered. In the immigrant group, 60 percent had PTSD, compared with 12 percent of the Swedes. Subjects with PTSD scored higher on IES-22 and PTSS-10 than those without PTSD. Considering the number of sexual and violent offenses together, the proportion of these types of offenses was higher in the PTSD group than in the non-PTSD group. SN - 1093-6793 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15704626/Post_traumatic_stress_disorder_in_the_forensic_psychiatric_setting_ L2 - http://www.jaapl.org/cgi/pmidlookup?view=long&pmid=15704626 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -