Journal article

Test of the dynamic interplay between DSM-5 PTSD symptom clusters in children and adolescents

Gen Li, Li Wang, Chengqi Cao, Ruojiao Fang, Chen Chen, Xue Qiao, Haibo Yang, David Forbes, Jon D Elhai

Journal of Anxiety Disorders | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Revealing the dynamic interplay between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom clusters has always been an important topic in traumatic stress studies. Based on longitudinal studies, different hypotheses have been proposed to explain PTSD symptom dynamics. But currently, no study have been conducted to test these hypotheses in children and adolescents. METHODS: Data were derived from a longitudinal study of child and adolescent traumatic event survivors of an explosion accident (N = 659). DSM-5 PTSD symptoms was measured by the PTSD Checklist-5 (PCL-5) at 4, 8, and 13 months after the disaster. Latent difference score (LDS) modeling was used to evaluate the dynamic interpla..

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Grants

Awarded by Key Project of the National Social Science Foundation of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Key Project of Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences of Ministry of Education


Awarded by Key Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was partially supported by the Key Project of the National Social Science Foundation of China (No. 20ZDA079), the National Natural Science Foundation of China (No. 31471004, 31971020), the Key Project of Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences of Ministry of Education (No. 16JJD190006), and the Key Research Program of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (No. ZDRW-XH-2019-4).