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ERIC Number: ED310313
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Pages: 30
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Psychopathology and Incest: A DIPS Code Type Assessment.
Gregory-Bills, Therese; Vincent, Ken
The Diagnostic Inventory of Personality and Symptoms (DIPS) was used to examine psychopathology in 30 therapy outpatients with histories of incest. Subjects also responded to the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Correlations were used to examine characteristics of the sample and to identify circumstances of their experiences of incest which significantly related to psychological adjustment. More severe psychopathology was found with brother perpetrators (who also used more force and violence) than with father perpetrators. Eating disorders were significantly more common in incest victims who had maintained secrecy about the incest, while disclosure significantly related to the absence of an eating disorder. The sample produced a mean Affective Depressed (AD)-Dissociative Disorder (DD) code type and a mean Neurotic Personality Disorder Cluster Diagnosis. The AD-DD code type was also the actual code type seen in 13 cases. This subsample experienced significantly more severe sexual violation than the remainder of the sample. As the experience of the most severe sexual acts also related to increasing symptoms related to the dissociative disorder, researchers inferred that more severe sexual violation is implicated in the use of dissociative coping strategies. (Author/TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beck Depression Inventory