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Psychology of Trauma Ch 2 Notes

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Psychology of Trauma Ch 2 Notes PSYCH 2232

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Psychology of Trauma
Brittany Preston
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Date Created: 08/31/16
Psychology of Trauma- T uesday Notes Chapter 2 Prevalence Important Concepts for Prevalence  Prevalence vs Incidence o Incidence: number or rate of NEW cases over a particular time period of time o Prevalence: total number of cases over a particular point or period in time  Morbidity vs Mortality o Morbidity: Illness o Mortality: Death Important Concepts for Prevalence o In terms of PTSD what are different ways to approach prevalence rates?  Looking at at risk populations  Population o Why is it important that we pay attention to which one is being reported? Prevalence of Trauma  More than half of adults will experience a trauma  Rates tend to hover around 70-80%  As many as two in three children by the age of sixteen (Copeland et al., 2007) o PTSD develops fully in only 0.5% of children  Witnessing severe injury or death or life threatening accident most prevalent o Sudden death of loved one and also reported in some studies Prevalence of PTSD  General population lifetime rates of PTSD o 6.8% to 12% o Women: 10-12% o Men: 5-6%  Within trauma exposed population: o Women: 20-30% o Men: 10-15% Explanations for Women::: The event that took place is more likely to cause PTSD More likely to report symptoms Possibility that PTSD symptoms are being hid Multiple Traumas  Kessler (1995)- common for people to experience multiple traumas. Of those experiencing multiple trauma: o 25% had experienced only 1 trauma o 20% of men and 10% of women had experienced 3+ traumas  Finkelhor (et al 2007) o Poly-victimization 2  Incidence---is a measure of events and a measure of risks.  Pre-number of affected persons in the population divided by all in the population during a specific time 3


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