A predictive screening index for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression following traumatic injury.

@article{Odonnell2008APS,
  title={A predictive screening index for posttraumatic stress disorder and depression following traumatic injury.},
  author={Meaghan L O'donnell and Mark Christopher Creamer and Ruth Adeline Parslow and Peter Elliott and Alexander Holmes and Steven R Ellen and Rodney Thomas Judson and Alexander C Mcfarlane and Derrick M. Silove and Richard A. Bryant},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  year={2008},
  volume={76 6},
  pages={923-32}
}
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depressive episode (MDE) are frequent and disabling consequences of surviving severe injury. The majority of those who develop these problems are not identified or treated. The aim of this study was to develop and validate a screening instrument that identifies, during hospitalization, adults at high risk for developing PTSD and/or MDE. Hospitalized injury patients (n = 527) completed a pool of questions that represented 13 constructs of… CONTINUE READING

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