Understanding links among childhood trauma, dissociation, and women's mental health
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.
American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
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Banyard, V. L., Williams, L. M. and Siegel, J. A. (2001), Understanding Links Among Childhood Trauma, Dissociation, and Women's Mental Health. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 71: 311–321. doi: 10.1037/0002-94188.8.131.521
2001 American Orthopsychiatric Association