The interrelationship between the theoretically related constructs of anger and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms was examined in a group of 42 combat veterans with PTSD using a multimeasure assessment strategy. Scores on several anger measures were found to be quite high in this sample and were significantly correlated with PTSD symptomatology. Furthermore, anger measures were found to be related to employment status independent of PTSD severity, but were not related to disability compensation-seeking status. Clinicians are advised to be aware of the potential implications for physical health and interpersonal functioning, and to incorporate anger management strategies into treatment plans for this population.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical Psychology|
|State||Published - Dec 1997|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Psychology