Anger and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in crime victims: a longitudinal analysis.

  title={Anger and posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in crime victims: a longitudinal analysis.},
  author={Ulrich Orth and Shawn P. Cahill and Edna B Foa and Andreas Maercker},
  journal={Journal of consulting and clinical psychology},
  volume={76 2},
Among trauma-exposed individuals, severity of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms is strongly correlated with anger. The authors used 2 longitudinal data sets with 282 and 218 crime victims, respectively, to investigate the temporal sequence of anger and PTSD symptoms following the assault. Cross-lagged regression analyses indicated that PTSD symptoms predicted subsequent level of anger, but that anger did not predict subsequent PTSD symptoms. Testing alternative models (common factor… CONTINUE READING
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