Armour, Cherie Műllerová, Jana and Elhai, Jon D. 2016. A systematic literature review of PTSD's latent structure in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders: DSM-IV to DSM-5. Clinical Psychology Review, Vol. 44, p. 60.
Ford, Julian D. Schneeberger, Andres R. Komarovskaya, Irina Muenzenmaier, Kristina Castille, Dorothy Opler, Lewis A. and Link, Bruce 2016. The Symptoms of Trauma Scale (SOTS): Psychometric evaluation and gender differences with adults diagnosed with serious mental illness. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, p. 1.
Armour, Cherie Tsai, Jack Durham, Tory A. Charak, Ruby Biehn, Tracey L. Elhai, Jon D. and Pietrzak, Robert H. 2015. Dimensional structure of DSM-5 posttraumatic stress symptoms: Support for a hybrid Anhedonia and Externalizing Behaviors model. Journal of Psychiatric Research, Vol. 61, p. 106.
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Contractor, Ateka A. Durham, Tory A. Brennan, Julie A. Armour, Cherie Wutrick, Hanna R. Christopher Frueh, B. and Elhai, Jon D. 2014. DSM-5 PTSD's symptom dimensions and relations with major depression's symptom dimensions in a primary care sample. Psychiatry Research, Vol. 215, Issue. 1, p. 146.
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Armour, Cherie Carragher, Natacha and Elhai, Jon D. 2013. Assessing the fit of the Dysphoric Arousal model across two nationally representative epidemiological surveys: The Australian NSMHWB and the United States NESARC. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, Vol. 27, Issue. 1, p. 109.
Armour, Cherie Raudzah Ghazali, Siti and Elklit, Ask 2013. PTSD's latent structure in Malaysian tsunami victims: Assessing the newly proposed Dysphoric Arousal model. Psychiatry Research, Vol. 206, Issue. 1, p. 26.
Armour, Cherie and Shevlin, Mark 2013. Assessing the Specificity of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder’s Dysphoric Items within the Dysphoria Model. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol. 201, Issue. 10, p. 907.
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Wang, Mengcheng Armour, Cherie Li, Xiaomin Dai, Xiaoyang Zhu, Xiongzhao and Yao, Shuqiao 2013. The Factorial Invariance Across Gender of Three Well-Supported Models. The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, Vol. 201, Issue. 2, p. 145.
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Zoellner, Lori A. Bedard-Gilligan, Michele A. Jun, Janie J. Marks, Libby H. and Garcia, Natalia M. 2013. The Evolving Construct of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): DSM-5 Criteria Changes and Legal Implications. Psychological Injury and Law, Vol. 6, Issue. 4, p. 277.
Two alternative models of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appear to represent the disorder's latent structure better than the traditional Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition (DSM-IV) three-factor PTSD model. The present study examines the impact of using these structural models for the diagnosis of lifetime PTSD while retaining the DSM-IV PTSD's six-symptom diagnostic requirement.
Data were gathered from large-scale, epidemiological datasets collected with adults (National Comorbidity Survey Replication) and adolescents (National Survey of Adolescents). Two alternative, empirically supported four-factor models of PTSD were compared with the DSM-IV three-factor PTSD diagnostic model.
Results indicated that the diagnostic alterations resulted in substantially improved structural validity, downward adjustments of PTSD's lifetime prevalence (roughly 1 percentage point decreases in adults, 1–2.5 percentage point decreases in adolescents), and equivalent psychiatric co-morbidity and sociodemographic associations.
Implications for modifying PTSD diagnostic criteria in future editions of DSM are discussed.
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