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Posttraumatic stress disorder: an exploratory study examining rates of trauma and PTSD and its effect on client outcomes in community mental health

Howgego, Irene M; Owen, Cathy; Meldrum, Lenore; Yellowlees, Peter; Dark, Frances; Parslow, Ruth


BACKGROUND: Rates of trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) were examined in order to compare the profile in clients of an Australian Public Mental Health Service with that reported in the international literature for clients with major mental illness and to explore the effect of this on client health outcomes. Potential factors contributing to increased levels of trauma/PTSD in this group of clients and the issue of causality between PTSD and subsequent mental illness was also...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005-04-26
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1186/1471-244X-5-21


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