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Coping styles among individuals with severe mental illness and Comorbid PTSD, Shannon A. McNeill

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Coping styles among individuals with severe mental illness and Comorbid PTSD
Title
Coping styles among individuals with severe mental illness and Comorbid PTSD
Statement of responsibility
Shannon A. McNeill
Title variation
Coping styles among SMI and Comorbid PTSD
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Language
eng
Summary
There is little known about the mechanisms by which persons with SMI cope with their stress, and virtually no research is available on the influence of comorbid PTSD (SMI-PTSD) on coping within the SMI population. The current study examined coping strategies utilized by individuals with SMI versus those with SMI-PTSD, while also investigating the role of PTSD symptom severity, overall psychological distress, and substance use on coping strategy usage. Participants included adults (N = 90) recruited through a metropolitan community mental health center, all describing current symptoms of an SMI, 48 of whom met criteria for SMI-PTSD. Results of this study revealed high rates of trauma exposure, with 83% of the total sample endorsing at least one traumatic event. Mean scores for posttraumatic symptom severity, psychological distress and substance abuse all fell within the ranges of clinical severity. Avoidance coping was used to a greater extent by the SMI-PTSD group as compared to the SMI group with no comorbid PTSD. PTSD symptom severity was a significant predictor of psychological distress experienced by trauma exposed participants. Additionally, for those exposed to trauma, avoidance coping partially mediated the relationship between their PTSD symptom severity and psychological distress. Substance use did not prove to be an influential variable in describing or predicting coping strategy use. These findings highlight the role of avoidance coping in the relationship between PTSD symptom severity and overall psychological distress within an SMI sample. Implications for treatment are considered
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UMS
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McNeill, Shannon A.
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2013.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--St. Louis
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Mental illness
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Comorbidity
  • Dual diagnosis
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Coping styles among individuals with severe mental illness and Comorbid PTSD, Shannon A. McNeill
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Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed January 3, 2014)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-110)
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
867149198
Extent
1 online resource (110 pages)
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online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867149198
Label
Coping styles among individuals with severe mental illness and Comorbid PTSD, Shannon A. McNeill
Publication
Copyright
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed January 3, 2014)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-110)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
867149198
Extent
1 online resource (110 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)867149198

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