Ulster University Logo

Assessing possible DSM-5 ASD subtypes in a sample of victims meeting caseness for DSM-5 ASD based on self-report following multiple forms of traumatic exposure

Hansen, Maj, Armour, Cherie, Wang, Li, Elklit, Ask and Bryant, Richard A. (2015) Assessing possible DSM-5 ASD subtypes in a sample of victims meeting caseness for DSM-5 ASD based on self-report following multiple forms of traumatic exposure. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 31 . pp. 84-89. [Journal article]

[img] Text - Accepted Version
523kB

URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.02.005

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2015.02.005

Abstract

Acute stress disorder (ASD) was introduced into the DSM-IV to recognize early traumatic responses and as a precursor of PTSD. Although the diagnostic criteria for ASD were altered and structured more similarly to the PTSD definition in DSM-5, only the PTSD diagnosis includes a dissociative subtype. Emerging research has indicated that there also appears to be a highly symptomatic subtype for ASD. However, the specific nature of the subtype is currently unclear. The present study investigates the possible presence of ASD subtypes in a mixed sample of victims meeting caseness for DSM-5 ASD based on self-report following four different types of traumatic exposure (N = 472). The results of latent profile analysis revealed a 5-class solution. The highly symptomatic class was marked by high endorsement on avoidance and dissociation compared to the other classes. Findings are discussed in regard to its clinical implications including the implications for the pending the ICD-11 and the recently released DSM-5.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Acute stress disorder; Latent profile analysis; ASD subtypes; DSM-5; ICD-11
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Population Health Sciences and Mental Health Services
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:33136
Deposited By: Prof Cherie Armour
Deposited On:08 Mar 2016 16:30
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:21

Repository Staff Only: item control page