Modes of long-term coping with trauma memories: relative use and associations with personality among Vietnam veterans with chronic PTSD.

@article{Hyer1996ModesOL,
  title={Modes of long-term coping with trauma memories: relative use and associations with personality among Vietnam veterans with chronic PTSD.},
  author={Leon A Hyer and Edward W. McCranie and Patrick A. Boudewyns and E V Sperr},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={1996},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={299-316}
}
Little is known about how individuals who develop chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) cope with recurring trauma memories, or how enduring personality characteristics influence such coping. Focusing on 110 hospitalized Vietnam combat veterans with chronic PTSD, this exploratory study assessed the relative frequency of using eight ways of coping with war memories, and associations between relative use of these strategies and eight dysfunctional personality styles. As a secondary issue… CONTINUE READING
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