Accession Number:

ADB222448

Title:

Incidence and Psychophysiology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Breast Cancer Victims and Witnesses

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 26 Sep 1995-25 Sep 1996

Corporate Author:

HARVARD COLL CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

16.0

Abstract:

The objectives are a to evaluate the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD in breast cancer patients and witnesses i.e., significant others, and b to validate - interview-based diagnosis by measuring physiologic responses during script-driven imagery of patients and witnesses personal experiences with breast cancer. To date, 35 patients and 26 witnesses have been studied. Telephone interview data have been obtained on an additional 24 patients and 21 witnesses. Results to date suggest that the incidence and physiologic responses of breast cancer patients and witnesses are lower than those of survivors of other traumatic experiences.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE