Ataque de nervios and history of childhood trauma.

  title={Ataque de nervios and history of childhood trauma.},
  author={Daniel Scott Schechter and Randall Marshall and Ester Salm{\'a}n and Deborah Goetz and Sally Davies and Michael R. Liebowitz},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  volume={13 3},
OBJECTIVE Ataque de nervios is a common, self-labeled Hispanic folk diagnosis. It typically describes episodic, dramatic outbursts of negative emotion in response to a stressor, sometimes involving destructive behavior. Dissociation and affective dysregulation during such episodes suggested a link to childhood trauma. We therefore assessed psychiatric diagnoses, history of ataque, and childhood trauma in treatment-seeking Hispanic outpatients (N = 70). Significantly more subjects with an… CONTINUE READING


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