Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a Differential Diagnosis of Sexually Abused Children: a Survey of Psychologists

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Psychologists' diagnostic choices when the specificity of child sexual abuse in a clinical vignette is varied was examined. The degree to which Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was judged to be a viable diagnostic choice among a set of diagnoses was analyzed under conditions with sexual abuse stated, implied, not stated, and excluded. PTSD was rated as more likely for the stated and implied sexual abuse vignettes than for the not stated and excluded vignettes.

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v, 56 leaves : ill.

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Gonzalez, Christine August 1997.

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Psychologists' diagnostic choices when the specificity of child sexual abuse in a
clinical vignette is varied was examined. The degree to which Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was judged to be a viable diagnostic choice among a set of diagnoses was analyzed under conditions with sexual abuse stated, implied, not stated, and excluded. PTSD was rated as more likely for the stated and implied sexual abuse vignettes than for the not stated and excluded vignettes.

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v, 56 leaves : ill.

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Gonzalez, Christine. Posttraumatic Stress Disorder as a Differential Diagnosis of Sexually Abused Children: a Survey of Psychologists, thesis, August 1997; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc278632/: accessed April 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .