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

Between 2010 and 2020, Shelley A. Riggs wrote the following 2 articles about Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic.
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1 Article The Complex Trauma Inventory: A Self-Report Measure of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. 2017

Litvin, Justin M / Kaminski, Patricia L / Riggs, Shelley A. ·Department of Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas, USA. ·J Trauma Stress · Pubmed #29160557.

ABSTRACT: The work group revising the criteria for trauma-related disorders in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) made several changes. Specifically, they simplified the criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and added a new trauma disorder called complex PTSD (CPTSD). These proposed changes to taxonomy require new instruments to assess these novel constructs. We developed a measure of PTSD and CPTSD (the Complex Trauma Inventory; CTI) according to the proposed domains, creating several items to assess each domain. We examined the factor structure of the CTI in two separate samples of diverse college students (n

2 Article Coping with stressful or traumatic events: what aspects of trauma reactions are associated with health outcomes? 2013

Boals, Adriel / Riggs, Shelley A / Kraha, Amanda. ·Department of Psychology, University of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203, USA. adriel@unt.edu ·Stress Health · Pubmed #22888078.

ABSTRACT: The presence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms has been shown to be related to a number of health outcomes. In the current study, we explored which specific aspects of PTSD are most related to health measures. The associations between the specific DSM-IV-TR PTSD criteria (criteria A-F) and five indicators of health and well-being--physical health symptoms, quality of life, mental health, depression and negative affect--were examined. The sample consisted of 711 undergraduates. A non-clinical sample was recruited so there would be variability in the various criteria for PTSD. Multiple regression analyses revealed that the hyperarousal (criterion D) was the most consistent and strongest predictor of outcomes. However, the F criterion (causes significant impairment) predicted additional variance in quality of life, depression and negative affect. These results suggest that it is not just the mere frequency of trauma symptoms that affect well-being but also the disruptive capability of these symptoms. In addition, follow-up analyses indicated that hyperarousal mediated the association between the A2 criterion (traumatic response) and all five outcome measures. These results underscore the importance of the hyperarousal criterion, while also suggesting the need for increased attention to the F criterion when considering the impact of stressful events on health and well-being.