Gender differences in responses to traumatic events: A prospective study: A prospective study

Sara A. Freedman, Natali Gluck, Rivka Tuval-Mashiach, Dalia Brandes, Tuvia Peri, Arieh Y. Shalev

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Abstract

Gender differences in psychological responses to motor vehicle accidents were examined as part of a large-scale prospective study of PTSD. Participants were recruited from an emergency room (n = 275) and interviewed 1 week, 1 month, and 4 months later. No gender differences were seen in the prevalence or recovery from PTSD, or in symptom levels at 1-and 4 months. Women had a higher prevalence of lifetime- and postaccident generalized anxiety disorder. Gender differences were found regarding the type, but not the total number, of potentially traumatic events previously experienced. These results suggest that gender differences in responses to traumatic events are not explained by exposure as such, but rather may result from gender-specific attributes of the event.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)407-413
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Traumatic Stress
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2002

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Funding Information:
Supported by a U.S. Public Health Service research Grant MH-50379.

Keywords

  • Gender differences
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • PTSD

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