Complex trauma and intimate relationships: the impact of shame, guilt and dissociation.

  title={Complex trauma and intimate relationships: the impact of shame, guilt and dissociation.},
  author={Martin J. Dorahy and Mary Corry and Maria Shannon and K. P. Webb and Brian F J McDermott and Margaret Ryan and Kevin F W Dyer},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  volume={147 1-3},
BACKGROUND This study examined dissociation, shame, guilt and intimate relationship difficulties in those with chronic and complex PTSD. Little is known about how these symptom clusters interplay within the complex PTSD constellation. Dissociation was examined as a principle organizing construct within complex PTSD. In addition, the impact of shame, guilt and dissociation on relationship difficulties was explored. METHODS Sixty five treatment-receiving adults attending a Northern Irish… CONTINUE READING
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