Do peritraumatic emotions differentially predict PTSD symptom clusters? Initial evidence for emotion specificity.

@article{Dewey2014DoPE,
  title={Do peritraumatic emotions differentially predict PTSD symptom clusters? Initial evidence for emotion specificity.},
  author={Daniel Dewey and David Schuldberg and Renee Madathil},
  journal={Psychological reports},
  year={2014},
  volume={115 1},
  pages={1-12}
}
This study investigated whether specific peritraumatic emotions differentially predict PTSD symptom clusters in individuals who have experienced stressful life events. Hypotheses were developed based on the SPAARS model of PTSD. It was predicted that the peritraumatic emotions of anger, disgust, guilt, and fear would significantly predict re-experiencing and avoidance symptoms, while only fear would predict hyperarousal. Undergraduate students (N = 144) participated in this study by completing… CONTINUE READING
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