Assessment of Trauma in Adults

  title={Assessment of Trauma in Adults},
  author={Karen E. Krinsley and Frank W. Weathers},
In the last 15 years, clinical investigators have developed numerous reliable and valid measures of PTSD symptoms. Much less attention has been paid to developing psychometrically sound meth­ ods of assessing traumatic life events, which consti­ tute the stressor criterion (Criterion A) for a diagno­ sis of PTSD. This may be due in part to an assump­ tion that extreme stressors such as combat, rape, and disasters are of such overwhelming magnitude and unequivocally universal in impact that the… 
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