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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders: HELP
Articles by Kirsten A. Hawkins
Based on 2 articles published since 2010
(Why 2 articles?)

Between 2010 and 2020, Kirsten A. Hawkins wrote the following 2 articles about Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic.
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1 Article Posttraumatic stress disorder and cannabis use in a nationally representative sample. 2011

Cougle, Jesse R / Bonn-Miller, Marcel O / Vujanovic, Anka A / Zvolensky, Michael J / Hawkins, Kirsten A. ·Department of Psychology, Florida State University, P.O. Box 3064301, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA. cougle@psy.fsu.edu ·Psychol Addict Behav · Pubmed #21480682.

ABSTRACT: The present study examined the relations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and cannabis use in a large representative survey of adults (N = 5,672) from the United States (Kessler et al., 2004). After adjusting for sociodemographic variables (i.e., age, marital status, ethnicity, education, income, and sex), alcohol use disorders, and nicotine dependence, lifetime and current (past year) PTSD diagnoses were associated with increased odds of lifetime history of cannabis use as well as past year daily cannabis use. Lifetime, but not current, PTSD diagnosis also was uniquely associated with increased risk for any past year cannabis use. Additional analyses revealed that the relations between PTSD (lifetime and current) and lifetime cannabis use remained statistically significant when adjusting for co-occurring anxiety and mood disorders and trauma type frequency. Overall, these findings add to the emerging literature demonstrating a possibly important relationship between PTSD and cannabis use.

2 Article Anger problems across the anxiety disorders: findings from a population-based study. 2011

Hawkins, Kirsten A / Cougle, Jesse R. ·Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306, USA. ·Depress Anxiety · Pubmed #21284067.

ABSTRACT: BACKGROUND: Previous research examining anger problems among the anxiety disorders has been limited by the use of nonrepresentative samples, univariate analyses, as well as low sample size. The current study examined the association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder (PD), social anxiety disorder, specific phobia (SP), and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and anger experience and expression. We hypothesized that greater anger experience and expression would be associated with all anxiety disorders, but that it would be most consistently associated with PTSD and PD diagnoses, and that these relationships would remain significant after controlling for demographics (i.e. age, gender, ethnicity, marital status, and income) and comorbid disorders. METHODS: Participants included 5,692 (54% female) adults from the National Comorbidity Survey-Replication, a large, nationally representative survey. RESULTS: Our data suggest that there are unique relationships between multiple anxiety disorders and various indices of anger experience and expression that are not better accounted for by psychiatric comorbidity. Contrary to predictions, PTSD and PD were not consistently associated with anger experience and expression. CONCLUSIONS: Overall, these findings lend support to the emerging literature demonstrating a potentially important relationship between anxiety disorders and anger problems.