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A developmental approach to complex PTSD: childhood and adult cumulative trauma as predictors of symptom complexity.
Results suggest that Complex PTSD symptoms occur in both adult and child samples in a principled, rule-governed way and that childhood experiences significantly influenced adult symptoms. Expand
Development of a criteria set and a structured interview for disorders of extreme stress (SIDES).
Results indicate that the SIDES is a useful tool for investigation of response to extremes stress. Expand
Disorders of extreme stress: The empirical foundation of a complex adaptation to trauma.
Children and adults exposed to chronic interpersonal trauma consistently demonstrate psychological disturbances that are not captured in the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) diagnosis, and these data invite further exploration of what constitutes effective treatment of the full spectrum of posttraumatic psychopathology. Expand
A symptom provocation study of posttraumatic stress disorder using positron emission tomography and script-driven imagery.
The results suggest that emotions associated with the PTSD symptomatic state are mediated by the limbic and paralimbic systems within the right hemisphere. Expand
Dissociation, somatization, and affect dysregulation: the complexity of adaptation of trauma.
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
Understanding interpersonal trauma in children: why we need a developmentally appropriate trauma diagnosis.
Research is summarized that suggests directions for broadening current diagnostic conceptualizations for victimized children, focusing on findings regarding victimization, the prevalence of a variety of psychiatric symptoms related to affect and behavior dysregulation, disturbances of consciousness and cognition, alterations in attribution and schema, and interpersonal impairment. Expand
Clinical Implications of Neuroscience Research in PTSD
It is suggested that effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder needs to involve learning to tolerate feelings and sensations by increasing the capacity for interoception, learning to modulate arousal, and learning that after confrontation with physical helplessness it is essential to engage in taking effective action. Expand
Childhood origins of self-destructive behavior.
OBJECTIVE Clinical reports suggest that many adults who engage in self-destructive behavior have childhood histories of trauma and disrupted parental care. This study explored the relations betweenExpand
Complex PTSD in victims exposed to sexual and physical abuse: results from the DSM-IV Field Trial for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
Sexually abused women, especially those who also experienced physical abuse, had a higher risk of developing CP, although CP symptoms occurred at a high base rate among physically abused women. Expand
Yoga as an adjunctive treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder: a randomized controlled trial.
Yoga significantly reduced PTSD symptomatology, with effect sizes comparable to well-researched psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic approaches. Expand