Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and parenting satisfaction among a national sample of male vietnam veterans

J Trauma Stress. 2004 Aug;17(4):311-5. doi: 10.1023/B:JOTS.0000038479.30903.ed.

Abstract

This study examined relationships between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and parenting satisfaction. Total PTSD severity scores and avoidance and emotional numbing symptoms were significantly associated with parenting satisfaction. These associations remained significant even after controlling for partner violence, major depression, and alcohol abuse/dependence. Results suggest that higher levels of PTSD symptoms and avoidance and emotional numbing symptoms in particular may have a deleterious effect on parent-child relationship satisfaction.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Emotions
  • Female
  • Health Surveys
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parent-Child Relations*
  • Quality of Life
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / etiology*
  • Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology*
  • Veterans / psychology*
  • Vietnam Conflict