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Trauma centrality and PTSD in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.
J Trauma Stress. 2010 Aug; 23(4):496-9.JT

Abstract

Research has demonstrated that the extent to which an individual integrates a traumatic event into their identity ("trauma centrality") positively correlates with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity. No research to date has examined trauma centrality in individuals exposed to combat stress. This study investigated trauma centrality using the abridged Centrality of Event Scale (Berntsen & Rubin, 2006) among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veterans (n = 46). Multiple regression analyses demonstrated that trauma centrality predicted PTSD symptoms. Trauma centrality and PTSD symptoms remained significantly correlated when controlling for depression in subgroups of veterans with or without probable PTSD. This study replicates and extends findings that placing trauma at the center of one's identity is associated with PTSD symptomatology.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Medical College of Cornell University, Department of Psychiatry, Functional Neuroimaging Laboratory, 525 East 68th Street, New York, NY 10065, USA. adb2004@med.cornell.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

20690194

Citation

Brown, Adam D., et al. "Trauma Centrality and PTSD in Veterans Returning From Iraq and Afghanistan." Journal of Traumatic Stress, vol. 23, no. 4, 2010, pp. 496-9.
Brown AD, Antonius D, Kramer M, et al. Trauma centrality and PTSD in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. J Trauma Stress. 2010;23(4):496-9.
Brown, A. D., Antonius, D., Kramer, M., Root, J. C., & Hirst, W. (2010). Trauma centrality and PTSD in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 23(4), 496-9. https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20547
Brown AD, et al. Trauma Centrality and PTSD in Veterans Returning From Iraq and Afghanistan. J Trauma Stress. 2010;23(4):496-9. PubMed PMID: 20690194.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Trauma centrality and PTSD in veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. AU - Brown,Adam D, AU - Antonius,Daniel, AU - Kramer,Michael, AU - Root,James C, AU - Hirst,William, PY - 2010/8/7/entrez PY - 2010/8/7/pubmed PY - 2010/12/29/medline SP - 496 EP - 9 JF - Journal of traumatic stress JO - J Trauma Stress VL - 23 IS - 4 N2 - Research has demonstrated that the extent to which an individual integrates a traumatic event into their identity ("trauma centrality") positively correlates with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity. No research to date has examined trauma centrality in individuals exposed to combat stress. This study investigated trauma centrality using the abridged Centrality of Event Scale (Berntsen & Rubin, 2006) among Operation Enduring Freedom/Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veterans (n = 46). Multiple regression analyses demonstrated that trauma centrality predicted PTSD symptoms. Trauma centrality and PTSD symptoms remained significantly correlated when controlling for depression in subgroups of veterans with or without probable PTSD. This study replicates and extends findings that placing trauma at the center of one's identity is associated with PTSD symptomatology. SN - 1573-6598 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/20690194/Trauma_centrality_and_PTSD_in_veterans_returning_from_Iraq_and_Afghanistan_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1002/jts.20547 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -