Title

Understanding links among childhood trauma, dissociation, and women's mental health

Abstract

Interrelationships among pathological dissociation, child and adult trauma exposure, and adult mental health symptoms were examined in a sample of low-income, mostly African-American women. Dissociation was significantly related to both trauma exposure and mental health symptoms but did not mediate this relationship. Implications for research and practice are discussed.

Publication Date

7-2001

Journal Title

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry

Publisher

Wiley

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1037/0002-9432.71.3.311

Document Type

Article

Rights

2001 American Orthopsychiatric Association