Intelligence and other predisposing factors in exposure to trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder: a follow-up study at age 17 years.

@article{Breslau2006IntelligenceAO,
  title={Intelligence and other predisposing factors in exposure to trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder: a follow-up study at age 17 years.},
  author={Naomi Breslau and Victoria C Lucia and German F. Alvarado},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={63 11},
  pages={1238-45}
}
CONTEXT Prospective data on standardized measures of early predispositions would allow a strong test of hypotheses about suspected risk factors of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and exposure to traumatic events. OBJECTIVE To prospectively examine the extent to which intelligence, anxiety disorders, and conduct problems in childhood influence the risk for PTSD and for exposure to traumatic events. DESIGN A longitudinal study of a randomly selected sample assessed at age 6 years and… CONTINUE READING

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