Trauma symptoms and PTSD-like profiles in perpetrators of intimate abuse.

@article{Dutton1995TraumaSA,
  title={Trauma symptoms and PTSD-like profiles in perpetrators of intimate abuse.},
  author={Donald G. Dutton},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={1995},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          299-316
        }
}
The presence of chronic trauma symptoms and similarity to a specific profile for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were assessed in a group 132 wife assaultive men and 44 demographically matched controls. Men who committed intimate abuse experienced more chronic trauma symptoms than nonabusive controls. A composite profile on the MCMI-II for wife assaulters demonstrated peaks on 82C (negative/avoidant/borderline), as have two independent studies of the profile of men diagnosed with PTSD… CONTINUE READING
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