Relationship between scores on anger measures and PTSD symptomatology, employment, and compensation-seeking status in combat veterans

B. Christopher Frueh, Kris R. Henning, Karen L. Pellegrin, Keith Chobot

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)871-878
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Volume53
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology

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