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Indagine sull'impatto di situazioni traumatiche in adolescenza: screening dei problemi emotivo-comportamentali, dei vissuti dissociativi e delle strategie difensive
Journal Title: MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA 
Author/s: Massimo Ammaniti, Silvia Cimino, Michela Petrocchi 
Year:  2007 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  22 Pg. 11-32 FullText PDF:  200 KB

The aim of this research is to evaluate the impact of stressing and/or traumatic experiences on emotional and behavioural problematic outcome in an school sample of adolescents, examining the possible presence of dissociative states and the use of specific defensive mechanisms. Within a psychological interview during school time, 466 adolescents have been assessed with following self-report tools: The Life-Stressor Checklist Revised, Youth Self-Report 11/18, Adolescent-Dissociative Experiences Scale and Response Evaluation Measure-71. The results of statistical analyses show a significant effect of interpersonal and cumulative stressing and/or traumatic experiences on psychological distress symptoms outcome, associating with depersonalization/derealization experiences and with a use of immature defensive mechanisms. The authors underline how a complex trauma could lead to deficits in several areas such as emotional and behavioural regulation.

Massimo Ammaniti, Silvia Cimino, Michela Petrocchi, in "MALTRATTAMENTO E ABUSO ALL’INFANZIA" 2/2007, pp. 11-32, DOI:

   

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