Proneness to dissociation and traumatic childhood events.

  title={Proneness to dissociation and traumatic childhood events.},
  author={Harvey J. Irwin},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  volume={182 8},
Several researchers have proposed that proneness to dissociation in adulthood is linked developmentally with experiences of traumatic events in childhood. Past investigation of this hypothesis, however, typically has focused on very narrow samples of childhood trauma. In this study, dissociative experiences in adulthood were analyzed in relation to a broad measure of childhood trauma. Standard regression analysis revealed three predictors of dissociation, namely familial loss in childhood… CONTINUE READING

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