The Role of Peripartum Dissociation as a Predictor of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Following Childbirth in Israeli Jewish Women

  title={The Role of Peripartum Dissociation as a Predictor of Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Following Childbirth in Israeli Jewish Women},
  author={Rachel Lev-Wiesel and Shir Daphna-Tekoah},
  journal={Journal of Trauma \& Dissociation},
  pages={266 - 283}
Objective: This study aimed to assess the role of peripartum dissociation in the development of childbirth-related posttraumatic stress (PTS) symptoms. Furthermore, it examined the relation between life-traumatizing events, in particular childhood sexual abuse (CSA), dissociation tendencies, prenatal PTS, prenatal depression, peripartum dissociation, and postnatal PTS symptoms. Method: A self-report questionnaire was administered to 1,003 Israeli Jewish women (sample after attrition) at mid… 

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