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

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

American Journal of Orthopsychiatry 71(3): 311-321

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.

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Accession: 047873248

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PMID: 11495333

DOI: 10.1037/0002-9432.71.3.311

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