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Distress and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in abused women.
Violence Vict. 1995 Spring; 10(1):23-34.VV

Abstract

Emotional distress and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were examined among women in psychologically abusive relationships. Women (N = 93) were divided into three groups (none, moderate, severe) according to scores on the violence subscale of the Severity of Violence Against Women Scales (Marshall, 1992). All groups reported serious emotional distress on the Symptom Checklist 90-Revised (Derogatis, 1983) dimensions (e.g. more so than 93% of the nonclinical norm for global distress). Psychoticism was the highest subscale for all groups. Most women (56%) suffered PTSD according to a subscale of the SCL90 (Saunders, Arata, & Kilpatrick, 1990). Difficulties with perception, memory, and motor functions (cognitive failure) more consistently predicted intrusive thoughts. PTSD scores, and attempted suicide than did women's attention to their inner thoughts and feelings (private self-consciousness), which was important for the sample and the subgroup that had sustained severe violence. Limitations and contributions are discussed as are different uses for conservative and inclusive measures of PTSD.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of North Texas, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

8555116

Citation

Vitanza, S, et al. "Distress and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Abused Women." Violence and Victims, vol. 10, no. 1, 1995, pp. 23-34.
Vitanza S, Vogel LC, Marshall LL. Distress and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in abused women. Violence Vict. 1995;10(1):23-34.
Vitanza, S., Vogel, L. C., & Marshall, L. L. (1995). Distress and symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder in abused women. Violence and Victims, 10(1), 23-34.
Vitanza S, Vogel LC, Marshall LL. Distress and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Abused Women. Violence Vict. 1995;10(1):23-34. PubMed PMID: 8555116.
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