Joaquin Poundja

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Although recent studies suggest that posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and pain may be related, the possible mediational role of depression in this relationship has not been examined. This study sought to examine this question in a sample of 130 male veterans seeking assessment or treatment for deployment-related PTSD. Results suggest that PTSD(More)
BACKGROUND In two recent studies conducted by our group, a treatment combining propranolol with a brief reactivation session subsequently reduced posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom severity and diagnosis, as well as reducing psychophysiological responses during trauma-related script-driven imagery. One likely explanation for those results is that(More)
Although pain is a significant clinical problem in individuals suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reliable and valid measures of pain for this population are lacking. The goal of this study was to validate the Brief Pain Inventory (BPI) in French-speaking veterans suffering from PTSD (n=130). We administered the BPI, as well as measures(More)
OBJECTIVES This study had a twofold purpose: to validate the French-Canadian version of a measure of deployment risk and resilience factors and to examine the relation between deployment risk and resilience factors and postdeployment functioning. METHOD Canadian veterans at an outpatient clinic (n = 131) completed a mail-in survey that included a measure(More)
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