Thus, CPTSD would not only be defined by PTSD symptoms, but also by the disturbances detailed above and associated with a complex trauma (Cloitre et al., 2014).
However, it remains to be seen whether these interventions will be able to address the symptoms of CPTSD equally effectively or whether treatments should incorporate specific components in order to address the characteristics of this specific type of disorder.
In the pre-selection, abstracts of all 615 articles were analyzed and those that met the following criteria were chosen for a reading of the full text: a) having a sample with a CPTSD diagnosis; b) having made an evaluation of the symptoms of this disorder; c) have provided treatment; d) being a study with an N > 1, and e) having quantitative statistical analyses.
Trauma-related mental health issues like PTSD and CPTSD often exacerbate
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (CPTSD) Across Populations with Prolonged
The aim of this report is to discuss the concept of CPTSD with the aid of a case presentation and increase awareness on it, which is lacking among mental health care professionals.
PTSD was reported to accompany CPTSD frequently in various studies; however both were also reported to have different clinical characteristics (8,18).
In conclusion, in order to understand the multilayered psychopathology that develops in victims of chronic trauma and also overcome the problems while treating these patients, we believe that CPTSD diagnosis with its comprehensive structure may provide a different clinical approach and treatment opportunities for clinicians instead of providing multiple diagnoses for individual symptoms.
Correlation analysis revealed some significant associations between the CPTSD RI and BASC subscales.
The purposes of this study were therefore: (1) to examine for possible occurrence of comorbidity with PTSD, (2) to investigate the strength of association between the BASC sub-scales and the CPTSD RI subscales and total scores, (3) to identify the predictive power of PTSD for comorbid disorders, (4) to compare PTSD and non-PTSD groups on the sub-scales of BASC, (5) to look for gender differences on the BASC SRP A form, and finally (6) to test the appropriateness of the BASC SRP Adolescent form as a multidimensional assessment tool in screening adolescents' reactions.
The groups differed on the CPTSD RI total scores and on the subscales for re-experiencing, avoidance and hyperarousal.
Many refugees as well as Lebanese civilians suffer from PTSD and CPTSD