Dissociation and somatization in adolescent inpatients with and without history of abuse

Psychol Rep. 1995 Jun;76(3 Pt 2):1101-2. doi: 10.2466/pr0.1995.76.3c.1101.

Abstract

33 adolescents were tested for signs of dissociation and somatization as these processes relate to histories of physical and sexual abuse, a characteristic of over half of patients admitted for acute psychiatric disorder. Analysis suggested that the 19 adolescents having histories of abuse were more likely to score higher on dissociation and somatization.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child Abuse / diagnosis
  • Child Abuse / psychology*
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / diagnosis
  • Child Abuse, Sexual / psychology*
  • Dissociative Disorders / diagnosis
  • Dissociative Disorders / psychology*
  • Dissociative Disorders / therapy
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Patient Admission*
  • Personality Assessment
  • Personality Development
  • Somatoform Disorders / diagnosis
  • Somatoform Disorders / psychology*
  • Somatoform Disorders / therapy