Breast Cancer as Trauma: Posttraumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Growth

  title={Breast Cancer as Trauma: Posttraumatic Stress and Posttraumatic Growth},
  author={Matthew J. Cordova and Janine Giese-Davis and Mitch Golant and Carol Kronenwetter and Vickie Chang and D. David Spiegel},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings},
Diagnosis and treatment of cancer has been associated with both posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and posttraumatic growth (PTG). This cross-sectional study sought to assess the frequency, common predictors, and interrelationships of PTSD symptoms and PTG in breast cancer survivors (n = 65). In this sample, symptoms of PTSD and reports of PTG were common and were not significantly related to one another. Greater social constraints on talking about breast cancer and perception of… CONTINUE READING
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