The association of traumatic experiences and posttraumatic stress disorder with physical morbidity in old age: a German population-based study.

@article{Glaesmer2011TheAO,
  title={The association of traumatic experiences and posttraumatic stress disorder with physical morbidity in old age: a German population-based study.},
  author={Heide Glaesmer and Elmar Br{\"a}hler and Harald Guendel and Steffi G Riedel-Heller},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={73 5},
  pages={401-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To examine the relationship of traumatic experiences and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among a representative population sample of 1456 German elderly (60-85 years). Several studies have suggested that PTSD and traumatic experiences are related to adverse health outcomes. However, many past studies were based on special samples such as combat veterans or survivors of natural disasters. METHODS Using self-report data and regression analyses, we investigated the association of… CONTINUE READING
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