Dissociation in aging Holocaust survivors.

  title={Dissociation in aging Holocaust survivors.},
  author={Rachel Yehuda and Abbie Elkin and K Binder-Brynes and Boaz Kahana and Steven M. Southwick and James Schmeidler and Earl L. Giller},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={153 7},
OBJECTIVE This study explored relationships among dissociation, trauma, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in elderly Holocaust survivors with and without PTSD and in a demographically comparable group of nontraumatized subjects. METHOD Holocaust survivors with PTSD (N = 35) and without PTSD (N = 25) who had been recruited from the community and a comparison group (N = 16) were studied. Dissociation was evaluated with the Dissociative Experiences Scale. Past cumulative trauma and recent… CONTINUE READING
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