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The two-continua model of mental health in PTSD : A study about the application of the two-continua-model of mental health to general and specific psychopathological symptoms of PTSD

Stahlkopf, L.A. (2016) The two-continua model of mental health in PTSD : A study about the application of the two-continua-model of mental health to general and specific psychopathological symptoms of PTSD.

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Abstract:The to-continua model of mental health and illness states that the absence of distress and the presence of wellbeing stand in relation to each other but form different components of mental health. Evidence of the applicability regarding psychopathological populations is scarce. By raising knowledge and awareness of the effect of traditional treatment on wellbeing, the study can possibly contribute to improved health care. Different repeated measure analyses were used to address correlations and effects of therapy regarding wellbeing, general psychopathological symptoms and PTSD specific symptoms of 139 trauma patients and the different levels of wellbeing (languishers, moderates and flourishers). There was a medium correlation of the PTSD specific symptoms and the (different levels of) wellbeing as well as that treatment positively decreases symptoms and increases wellbeing. There was no statistically significant difference in the effect of treatment on the three groups. Treatment against PTSD specific symptoms is statistically significantly more helpful for languishers than for moderates or flourishers. Still, the treatment seems to have a no influence on wellbeing on individual level. The present study gives an indication for implementation of the two-continua model within the clinical population of PTSD patients.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
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Mediant, Enschede, Netherlands
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/71355
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