Posted on 08/08/2019 by Kitty Wu, Ph.D., Patrick Leung, Ph.D., & Corine Wong, Ph.D.
TE is common and there is cross-national variation in prevalence. In the World Mental Health Survey (WMHS) (Kessler et al., 2017) with a combined sample of 68,894 adults across six continents, findings showed that the highest TE prevalence estimates among high income countries was USA (83%); for all countries combined was 70%; 31% were exposed to four or more.
Posted on 08/02/2019 by Shannon M. Lynch, PhD
Women in prison experience high rates of traumatic exposures such as childhood physical and sexual abuse, sexual assault, and partner violence. Not surprisingly, research suggests this population has rates of PTSD that are three to five times that of women in the general population (Karlsson & Zielinski, 2018).
Posted on 08/02/2019 by Sheila Frankfurt, PhD, LP and Alanna Coady, MDiv
As part of the recent surge of interest in Moral Injury (MI), there have been efforts to differentiate this developing construct from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Farnsworth (2019) proposed basing this distinction on the philosophical is/ought divide, applied to DSM-5 PTSD’s Criteria D (Negative Alterations in Cognitions and Mood).