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Mechanisms of anger and treatment outcome in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder.
J Trauma Stress. 2008 Apr; 21(2):142-9.JT

Abstract

Research has identified anger as prominent in, and an influence on, treatment outcome for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study examined factors influencing the relationship between anger and outcome to improve treatment effectiveness. Participants comprised 103 veterans attending PTSD treatment. Measures of PTSD and comorbidity were obtained at intake and 9-month follow-up. Measures also included potential mediators of therapeutic alliance, social support, problematic/undermining relationships and fear of emotion. Path analyses supported anger as a predictor of treatment outcome, with only fear of anger and alcohol comorbidity accounting for the variance between anger and outcome. To improve treatment effectiveness, clinicians need to assess veterans' anger, aggression, and alcohol use, as well as their current fear of anger and elucidate the relationship between these factors.

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Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health, Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia. dforbes@unimelb.edu.auNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18404639

Citation

Forbes, David, et al. "Mechanisms of Anger and Treatment Outcome in Combat Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 21, no. 2, 2008, pp. 142-9.
Forbes D, Parslow R, Creamer M, et al. Mechanisms of anger and treatment outcome in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2008;21(2):142-9.
Forbes, D., Parslow, R., Creamer, M., Allen, N., McHugh, T., & Hopwood, M. (2008). Mechanisms of anger and treatment outcome in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 21(2), 142-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20315
Forbes D, et al. Mechanisms of Anger and Treatment Outcome in Combat Veterans With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. J Trauma Stress. 2008;21(2):142-9. PubMed PMID: 18404639.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Mechanisms of anger and treatment outcome in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. AU - Forbes,David, AU - Parslow,Ruth, AU - Creamer,Mark, AU - Allen,Nicholas, AU - McHugh,Tony, AU - Hopwood,Mal, PY - 2008/4/12/pubmed PY - 2008/8/9/medline PY - 2008/4/12/entrez SP - 142 EP - 9 JF - Journal of traumatic stress JO - J Trauma Stress VL - 21 IS - 2 N2 - Research has identified anger as prominent in, and an influence on, treatment outcome for military veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study examined factors influencing the relationship between anger and outcome to improve treatment effectiveness. Participants comprised 103 veterans attending PTSD treatment. Measures of PTSD and comorbidity were obtained at intake and 9-month follow-up. Measures also included potential mediators of therapeutic alliance, social support, problematic/undermining relationships and fear of emotion. Path analyses supported anger as a predictor of treatment outcome, with only fear of anger and alcohol comorbidity accounting for the variance between anger and outcome. To improve treatment effectiveness, clinicians need to assess veterans' anger, aggression, and alcohol use, as well as their current fear of anger and elucidate the relationship between these factors. SN - 0894-9867 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18404639/Mechanisms_of_anger_and_treatment_outcome_in_combat_veterans_with_posttraumatic_stress_disorder_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20315 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -