The impact of past trauma on psychological distress: The roles of defense mechanisms and alexithymia
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香港中文大學研究人員
替代計量分析
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摘要Objectives: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms following past trauma could lead to psychological distress. Little is known, however, about the roles of defense mechanisms and alexithymia may play in the process. The current study aimed to examine the potential impact of alexithymia and defense mechanisms on the relationship between past trauma and distress among Chinese university students.

Method: 455 university students completed a set of questionnaires: PTSD Checklists for DSM-5, Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), Defense Style Questionnaire, and General Health Questionnaire-28.

Results: PTSD following past trauma was associated with increased psychological distress. Alexithymia and defenses (especially immature defense) mediated the path between PTSD and psychological co-morbidities.

Conclusion: Following past trauma, people developed PTSD and other psychological symptoms. The severity of these distress symptoms was influenced by the way they defended themselves psychologically, and their ability to identify, express, and process distressing emotions.
著者Siqi Fang, Man Cheung Chung, Yabing Wang
期刊名稱Frontiers in Psychology
出版年份2020
月份5
日期21
卷號11
出版社Frontiers Media
文章號碼992
國際標準期刊號1664-1078
語言英式英語
關鍵詞past trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, alexithymia, defense mechanisms, psychological distress

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