Year: 1993 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.150, no.10, (October 1993), p.1512-1516 SIEC No: 19930840

The quality of life & dissociation in anxiety disorder subjects with histories of trauma, some of whom met criteria for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were examined. Information was gathered on role, social life, suicide attempts, psychiatric hospitalization, substance abuse, depression & dissociation for 688 subjects. It was concluded that PTSD has severe effects on quality of life. High levels of depression, suicide attempts or gestures & alcohol abuse are of particular concern. (21refs)