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Distress experienced by participants during an epidemiological survey of posttraumatic stress disorder

Parslow, Ruth; Jorm, Anthony F; O'Toole, B; Marshall, Richard; Grayson, David A

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We examined the potential for epidemiological studies of mental disorders, specifically of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), to cause further harm to participants involved. Of 1,000 randomly selected Australian Vietnam veterans, 641 agreed to participate in an epidemiological survey. Participants were asked about distress experienced during the interview when traumatic events were raised. Significant distress attributed to the interview was reported by 75.3% of those with current PTSD,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/89506
Source: Journal of Traumatic Stress
DOI: 10.1023/A:1007785308422

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