The influence of shame on posttrauma disorders: have we failed to see the obvious?

@inproceedings{Taylor2015TheIO,
  title={The influence of shame on posttrauma disorders: have we failed to see the obvious?},
  author={Terry F. Taylor},
  booktitle={European journal of psychotraumatology},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND While fear is known to be the dominant affect associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the presence and possible influence of other emotions is less well explored. Recent changes to diagnostic criteria have added anger, guilt and shame alongside fear as significant emotional states associated with the disorder. This article suggests that shame is a frequent, often poorly recognised sequel to trauma, occurring as a result of the meaning the individual places on the… CONTINUE READING

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