Predicting PTSD symptoms in victims of violent crime: the role of shame, anger, and childhood abuse.

@article{Andrews2000PredictingPS,
  title={Predicting PTSD symptoms in victims of violent crime: the role of shame, anger, and childhood abuse.},
  author={Bernice Andrews and Chris Ray Brewin and Suzanna Rose and Maggie Kirk},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={2000},
  volume={109 1},
  pages={69-73}
}
To examine the role of cognitive-affective appraisals and childhood abuse as predictors of crime-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms, 157 victims of violent crime were interviewed within 1 month post-crime and 6 months later. Measures within 1 month post-crime included previous physical and sexual abuse in childhood and responses to the current crime, including shame and anger with self and others. When all variables were considered together, shame and anger with others were… CONTINUE READING
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