Journal Article


Philip Hyland
Mark Shevlin
Thanos Karatzias
Brigitte Lueger-Schuster
Matthias Knefel



national health service emotion regulation post stress childhood trauma child life events self organisation

From child maltreatment to ICD-11 complex post-traumatic stress symptoms: The role of emotion regulation and re-victimisation (2018)

Abstract Objective Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) will be introduced in ICD-11 and comprises symptoms of PTSD and disturbances in self-organisation (DSO). The association of trauma with PTSD and DSO is not yet fully understood. We investigated the path from child maltreatment to PTSD and DSO and examined the mediating role of emotion regulation (ER) and adult interpersonal re-victimisation. Method Adult patients (N = 193) from a Scottish National Health Service clinic participated in the project. Participants completed measures of life events, ICD-11 PTSD and CPTSD, and ER. Path analysis was used to assess possible direct and indirect effects from childhood trauma on current post-traumatic psychopathology. Results Overall results indicate that the path from child maltreatment to PTSD is a direct one, while the path to DSO is indirectly mediated by ER. Conclusions Future research should address the potentially beneficial effect of treatment protocols for CPTSD explicitly aiming at reducing ER difficulties.
Collections Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Academic Unit = Faculty of Science and Engineering: Psychology
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Type = Article
Ireland -> Maynooth University -> Status = Published

Full list of authors on original publication

Philip Hyland, Mark Shevlin, Thanos Karatzias, Brigitte Lueger-Schuster, Matthias Knefel

Experts in our system

Philip Hyland
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 231
Mark Shevlin
National College of Ireland
Total Publications: 125
Thanos Karatzias
Maynooth University
Total Publications: 32
Brigitte Lueger-Schuster
National College Ireland
Total Publications: 4