Maladaptive cognitive appraisals mediate the evolution of posttraumatic stress reactions: A 6-month follow-up of child and adolescent assault and motor vehicle accident survivors.

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A prospective longitudinal follow-up study (n = 59) of child and adolescent survivors of physical assaults and motor vehicle accidents assessed whether cognitive processes predicted posttraumatic stress symptomatology (PTSS) at 6 months posttrauma in this age group. In particular, the study assessed whether maladaptive posttraumatic appraisals mediated the… (More)
DOI: 10.1037/a0016945

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@article{MeiserStedman2009MaladaptiveCA, title={Maladaptive cognitive appraisals mediate the evolution of posttraumatic stress reactions: A 6-month follow-up of child and adolescent assault and motor vehicle accident survivors.}, author={Richard Meiser-Stedman and Tim Dalgleish and E E Glucksman and William N. Yule and Patrick Smith}, journal={Journal of abnormal psychology}, year={2009}, volume={118 4}, pages={778-87} }