The relationship between childhood traumatic events, social support, and mental health problems in prisoners

Krammer, Sandy; Eisenbarth, Hedwig; Hügli, David; Liebrenz, Michael; Kuwert, Philipp (2017). The relationship between childhood traumatic events, social support, and mental health problems in prisoners. The journal of forensic psychiatry & psychology, 29(1), pp. 72-85. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/14789949.2017.1337802

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This study examined the prevalence of childhood traumatic events (CTE), social support levels as well as mental health problems (MHP), to test for differences between traumatized and non-traumatized individuals, and to investigate the relationship among the aforementioned parameters in a sample of 49 prisoners in Switzerland. This cross-sectional study used standardized self-report measurements. In line with expectations, prisoners reported a high rate of traumatic events. Furthermore, results indicated that those traumatized differed from those non-traumatized regarding the level of social support, interpersonal sensitivity, and depression. However, no relationship between CTE and social support as well as MHP was found. This points to specific therapeutic needs of those traumatized, and to the necessity of a trauma-informed correctional care. Moreover, these study results are a further step into more integrated models of criminal behavior. The relationship between childhood traumatic events, social support, and mental health problems in prisoners (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/317185171_The_relationship_between_childhood_traumatic_events_social_support_and_mental_health_problems_in_prisoners [accessed Jul 21, 2017].

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine > Forensic Psychiatric Services
04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Legal Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

Krammer, Sandy and Liebrenz, Michael

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1478-9949

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Antoinette Angehrn

Date Deposited:

07 Aug 2017 15:17

Last Modified:

26 Nov 2017 02:17

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/14789949.2017.1337802

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/102290

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