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The roles of peritraumatic dissociation, child physical abuse, and child sexual abuse in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder and adult victimization.
Child Abuse Negl. 2005 Aug; 29(8):915-30.CA

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

Previous research has indicated that women who experience childhood physical abuse or childhood sexual abuse are at increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and adult victimization. Recently, peritraumatic dissociation (PD) has been suggested as another possible risk factor for PTSD and adult victimization. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of childhood physical and sexual abuse and PD on PTSD and adult victimization.

METHOD

A sample of 467 female college students completed questionnaires about childhood and adult sexual and physical abuse experiences, PD, and PTSD symptoms.

RESULTS

The combined sexual and physical abuse (CA) and sexual abuse only (SA) groups reported significantly higher numbers of PTSD symptoms than the physical abuse only (PA) and no abuse (NA) groups. The CA and PA groups reported significantly more adult sexual and physical victimization than the SA and NA groups. Across all four groups, higher levels of PD were associated with higher levels of PTSD and adult sexual and physical victimization.

CONCLUSIONS

The results of the current study suggest that different types of childhood abuse may lead to different adult problems. The results also indicated that PD may have a broad effect on PTSD development and adult victimization.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Northern Illinois University, Department of Psychology, DeKalb, IL 60115-2892, USA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16125234

Citation

Hetzel, Melanie D., and Thomas R. McCanne. "The Roles of Peritraumatic Dissociation, Child Physical Abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse in the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Adult Victimization." Child Abuse & Neglect, vol. 29, no. 8, 2005, pp. 915-30.
Hetzel MD, McCanne TR. The roles of peritraumatic dissociation, child physical abuse, and child sexual abuse in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder and adult victimization. Child Abuse Negl. 2005;29(8):915-30.
Hetzel, M. D., & McCanne, T. R. (2005). The roles of peritraumatic dissociation, child physical abuse, and child sexual abuse in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder and adult victimization. Child Abuse & Neglect, 29(8), 915-30.
Hetzel MD, McCanne TR. The Roles of Peritraumatic Dissociation, Child Physical Abuse, and Child Sexual Abuse in the Development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Adult Victimization. Child Abuse Negl. 2005;29(8):915-30. PubMed PMID: 16125234.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The roles of peritraumatic dissociation, child physical abuse, and child sexual abuse in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder and adult victimization. AU - Hetzel,Melanie D, AU - McCanne,Thomas R, PY - 2002/07/01/received PY - 2004/10/12/revised PY - 2004/11/19/accepted PY - 2005/8/30/pubmed PY - 2006/1/20/medline PY - 2005/8/30/entrez SP - 915 EP - 30 JF - Child abuse & neglect JO - Child Abuse Negl VL - 29 IS - 8 N2 - OBJECTIVE: Previous research has indicated that women who experience childhood physical abuse or childhood sexual abuse are at increased risk for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and adult victimization. Recently, peritraumatic dissociation (PD) has been suggested as another possible risk factor for PTSD and adult victimization. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of childhood physical and sexual abuse and PD on PTSD and adult victimization. METHOD: A sample of 467 female college students completed questionnaires about childhood and adult sexual and physical abuse experiences, PD, and PTSD symptoms. RESULTS: The combined sexual and physical abuse (CA) and sexual abuse only (SA) groups reported significantly higher numbers of PTSD symptoms than the physical abuse only (PA) and no abuse (NA) groups. The CA and PA groups reported significantly more adult sexual and physical victimization than the SA and NA groups. Across all four groups, higher levels of PD were associated with higher levels of PTSD and adult sexual and physical victimization. CONCLUSIONS: The results of the current study suggest that different types of childhood abuse may lead to different adult problems. The results also indicated that PD may have a broad effect on PTSD development and adult victimization. SN - 0145-2134 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16125234/The_roles_of_peritraumatic_dissociation_child_physical_abuse_and_child_sexual_abuse_in_the_development_of_posttraumatic_stress_disorder_and_adult_victimization_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0145-2134(05)00173-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -