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Association of pretrauma attributes and trauma exposure with screening positive for PTSD: Analysis of a community- based study of 2085 young adults

Parslow, Ruth; Jorm, Anthony F; Christensen, Helen


Background. While pre-trauma personality and mental health measures are risk factors for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such information is usually obtained following the trauma and can be influenced by post-trauma distress. We used data collected from a community-based survey of young adults before and after a major natural disaster to examine the extent to which participants' traumatic experiences, demographic and pre-trauma risk factors were associated with their screening positive...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Psychological Medicine
DOI: 10.1017/S0033291705006306


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