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Post-traumatic stress disorder: findings from the Australian National Survey of Mental Health and Well-being
TLDR
R rape and sexual molestation were the traumatic events most likely to be associated with PTSD, and a high level of Axis 1 co-morbidity was found among those persons with PTSD. Expand
Dissociation, somatization, and affect dysregulation: the complexity of adaptation of trauma.
TLDR
This study investigated the relationships between exposure to extreme stress, the emergence of PTSD, and symptoms traditionally associated with "hysteria," which can be understood as problems with stimulus discrimination, self-regulation, and cognitive integration of experience. Expand
The long‐term costs of traumatic stress: intertwined physical and psychological consequences
  • A. McFarlane
  • Medicine
  • World psychiatry : official journal of the World…
  • 1 February 2010
TLDR
An increasing body of literature suggests that the effects of traumatic stress need to be considered as a major environmental challenge that places individual's physical and psychological health equally at risk. Expand
The Longitudinal Course of Posttraumatic Morbidity The Range of Outcomes and Their Predictors
  • A. McFarlane
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of nervous and mental disease
  • 1 January 1988
TLDR
Exposure to an extreme trauma is necessary but not sufficient to explain the onset and pattern of posttraumatic morbidity, according to a group of 469 firefighters exposed to a bushfire disaster. Expand
Posttraumatic phenomena in a longitudinal study of children following a natural disaster.
  • A. McFarlane
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Academy of Child and…
  • 1 September 1987
TLDR
The mothers' responses to the disaster were better predictors of the presence of posttraumatic phenomena in children than the children's direct exposure to the disasters, and both the experience of intrusive memories by the mothers and a changed pattern of parenting seemed to account for this relationship. Expand
The psychiatric sequelae of traumatic injury.
TLDR
The identification and treatment of a range of psychiatric disorders are important for optimal adaptation after traumatic injury and the influence of mild TBI on psychiatric status is determined. Expand
The aetiology of post-traumatic stress disorders following a natural disaster.
  • A. McFarlane
  • Medicine
  • The British journal of psychiatry : the journal…
  • 1988
TLDR
Introversion, neuroticism, and a past history and family history of psychiatric disorder were premorbid factors significantly associated with the development of chronic post-traumatic stress disorders in a group of firefighters who had an intense exposure to a bushfire disaster. Expand
Multiple Diagnoses in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in the Victims of a Natural Disaster
TLDR
Comorbidity appeared to be an important predictor of chronic PTSD, especially with panic disorder and phobic disorders, and subjects who had only a PTSD appeared to have had the highest exposure to the disaster. Expand
Consensus statement on posttraumatic stress disorder from the International Consensus Group on Depression and Anxiety.
TLDR
PTSD is often a chronic and recurring condition associated with an increased risk of developing secondary comorbid disorders, such as depression, and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are generally the most appropriate choice of first-line medication for PTSD. Expand
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