Pilot study

undetected PTSD symptoms among intellectually disabled

Anemone Borghus, Sarah Bøgelund Dokkedahl*, Ask Elklit

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Resumé

Background: Individuals with intellectual disability respond differently to traumatic events, compared to the general population, which makes PTSD symptoms difficult to recognize. The current study aims to examine the presence of undetected PTSD among individuals with intellectual disability and a known history of trauma exposure. Method: Nine individuals, who have not previously been diagnosed with PTSD, were evaluated for PTSD symptoms through case reports, which include descriptions of medical history, symptoms and behavior described in the former diagnostic reports, potential traumatic experiences, current symptoms and behavior in accordance to the Lancaster and North Gate Trauma Scale, and PTSD criteria from DM-ID. Results: Four out of the nine participants met the DM-ID criteria for PTSD. Conclusions: The current findings highlight the importance of including cognitive impairment and developmental level in the screening, referral and treatment process of PTSD.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftInternational Journal of Developmental Disabilities
Antal sider10
ISSN2047-3869
DOI
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 20. jun. 2018

Fingeraftryk

Wounds and Injuries
Referral and Consultation
Population
Cognitive Dysfunction

Citer dette

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