A network analysis of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and correlates in U.S. military veterans.

@article{Armour2017ANA,
  title={A network analysis of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and correlates in U.S. military veterans.},
  author={Cherie Armour and Eiko I Fried and Marie K. Deserno and Jack Tsai and R. H. Pietrzak},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2017},
  volume={45},
  pages={49-59}
}
OBJECTIVE Recent developments in psychometrics enable the application of network models to analyze psychological disorders, such as PTSD. Instead of understanding symptoms as indicators of an underlying common cause, this approach suggests symptoms co-occur in syndromes due to causal interactions. The current study has two goals: (1) examine the network structure among the 20 DSM-5 PTSD symptoms, and (2) incorporate clinically relevant variables to the network to investigate whether PTSD… CONTINUE READING