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ERIC Number: EJ823431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-1532-5024
Loss and the Experience of Emotional Distress in Childhood
Taylor, Leslie K.; Weems, Carl F.; Costa, Natalie M.; Carrion, Victor G.
Journal of Loss and Trauma, v14 n1 p1-16 Jan 2009
The objective of this study was to investigate loss and the experience of emotional distress through a series of three studies. In Study 1, results indicated that when controlling for the total number of traumas experienced, children with loss traumas did not differ significantly from children with other types of traumas in terms of the level of PTSD symptoms reported and diurnal cortisol levels. In Study 2, results indicated that youth with loss traumas had significantly higher parent-reported internalizing and externalizing symptoms than control participants. In Study 3, we replicated and extended findings from Study 1 using an independent sample of non-clinic-referred youth. Findings are discussed in terms of how loss events may constitute a traumatic stressor in youth. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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