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Two subjective factors as moderators between critical incidents and the occurrence of post traumatic stress disorders: 'adult attachment' and 'perception of social support'

Frédéric Declercq (UGent) and Vicky Palmans (UGent)
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This paper presents the result of a research which investigated the influence of the subjective factors 'adult attachment style' and 'perception of social support' in the occurrence of post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) in a population of 544 subjects working for a security company and the Belgian Red Cross. The analysis of the results suggests that 'adult attachment style' and 'perception of social support' moderate between a critical incident and the occurrence of a PTSD. In other words, these independent variables differentiate between individuals who are more, and who are less prone, to suffer from a PTSD after having experienced a critical incident. The results of this research shed light on subjective risk factors related to PTSD. The findings can also suggest guidelines for the treatment of individuals suffering from a PTSD.
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PTSD, COMORBIDITY, SYMPTOMS, SURVIVORS, WAR, FORMER PRISONERS, STYLE, SENSITIVITY, DEPRESSION, STRATEGIES

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Declercq, Frédéric, and Vicky Palmans. 2006. “Two Subjective Factors as Moderators Between Critical Incidents and the Occurrence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders: ‘Adult Attachment’ and ‘Perception of Social Support’.” Psychology and Psychotherapy-theory Research and Practice 79 (3): 323–337.
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Declercq, Frédéric, & Palmans, V. (2006). Two subjective factors as moderators between critical incidents and the occurrence of post traumatic stress disorders: “adult attachment” and “perception of social support.” PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE, 79(3), 323–337.
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Declercq F, Palmans V. Two subjective factors as moderators between critical incidents and the occurrence of post traumatic stress disorders: “adult attachment” and “perception of social support.”PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE. 2006;79(3):323–37.
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Declercq, Frédéric, and Vicky Palmans. “Two Subjective Factors as Moderators Between Critical Incidents and the Occurrence of Post Traumatic Stress Disorders: ‘Adult Attachment’ and ‘Perception of Social Support’.” PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE 79.3 (2006): 323–337. Print.
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  abstract     = {This paper presents the result of a research which investigated the influence of the subjective factors 'adult attachment style' and 'perception of social support' in the occurrence of post traumatic stress disorders (PTSD) in a population of 544 subjects working for a security company and the Belgian Red Cross. The analysis of the results suggests that 'adult attachment style' and 'perception of social support' moderate between a critical incident and the occurrence of a PTSD. In other words, these independent variables differentiate between individuals who are more, and who are less prone, to suffer from a PTSD after having experienced a critical incident. The results of this research shed light on subjective risk factors related to PTSD. The findings can also suggest guidelines for the treatment of individuals suffering from a PTSD.},
  author       = {Declercq, Fr{\'e}d{\'e}ric and Palmans, Vicky},
  issn         = {1476-0835},
  journal      = {PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY-THEORY RESEARCH AND PRACTICE},
  keyword      = {PTSD,COMORBIDITY,SYMPTOMS,SURVIVORS,WAR,FORMER PRISONERS,STYLE,SENSITIVITY,DEPRESSION,STRATEGIES},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {323--337},
  title        = {Two subjective factors as moderators between critical incidents and the occurrence of post traumatic stress disorders: 'adult attachment' and 'perception of social support'},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/147608305X53684},
  volume       = {79},
  year         = {2006},
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