Predictors of Post-traumatic stress disorder - a summary of two meta-analysis

Meta-analysis of risk factors for posttraumatic stress disorder in trauma-exposed adults.
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Predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder and symptoms in adults: a meta-anlaysis
Ozer, Weiss & Lipsey 2003

Predictors of PTSD

Exposure to trauma may not always be sufficient to explain the development of PTSD, but when people are exposed to traumatic events, the risk of PTSD is enhanced reliably. Individual vulnerability factors have a role to play in understanding PTSD.

The strongest predictors of PTSD are factors occuring during of after the trauma.

Gender, age at trauma and race predict PTSD in some populations, but not others. Education, previous trauma and general childhood adversity predicts PTSD more consistently but to a varying extend. Psychiatric history, reported childhood abuse, and family psychiatric history have predictive effects.

By a relatively small extent, the risk of PTSD is enhanced by the effects of: female gender, greater social, educational and intellectual disadvantages, psychiatric history and various types of previous adversity

The risk of PTSD is enhanced by factors occurring during or after the trauma like: peritraumatic dissociation, preceived support, preceived life threat  and peritraumatic emotions.

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Samenvatting geeft een goed overzicht

Ik zie dat je een overzichtelijke en compacte samenvatting hebt gemaakt die ik erg fijn vond om te lezen. Ik merk dat me dit een goed overzicht van de stof geeft. Het lijkt me interessant om te weten welke aanpak goed werkt bij PTSD. Heb jij hier al meer over gelezen?

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Post-traumatic stress disorder- uva

This is a bundle about post-traumatic stress disorder as a course given at the university of Amsterdam. It will contain information about diagnostics, theories about ptsd and treatment.

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