Clinical and Experimental Psychology

Gerhard W. Lauth

  • Review Article
    Risk and Resilience Factors of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Review of Current Research
    Author(s): Gerhard W. LauthGerhard W. Lauth

    Traumatic events can occur among both the military and the civilian population and a small but clinically meaningful subset of trauma-exposed individuals develops a post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Essentially, this refers to a pattern of severe negative responses in the aftermath of a traumatic event. Aim: Despite its event-based aetiology, PTSD is not exclusively and directly caused by a traumatic stressor. As a traumatic event does not invariably result in the expression of PTSD, an understanding of the antecedent conditions is paramount. In recent years, numerous studies have addressed the precipitating and preventive factors of PTSD development and revealed interesting but conflicting data. Overview: To address the discrepant results, this brief summary attempts to outline the state of research 2006 onwards. By synthesizing .. View More»

    DOI: 10.4172/2471-2701.1000120

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