UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

PTSD in the elderly: An update on prevalence, symptom presentation, and clinical implications - Zurich Open Repository and Archive


Glück, Tobias M; Maercker, Andreas (2012). PTSD in the elderly: An update on prevalence, symptom presentation, and clinical implications. Traumatic Stress Points Newsletter, 26(3):10-13.

Abstract

Does posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) differ in its presentation in old age to that in middle or young adulthood? Is it rarer in old age, due to spontaneous recovery or other reasons? These and other questions have been increasingly investigated in recent years starting from a point of almost non-existent systematic research (Hiskey, Luckie, Davies, & Brewin, 2008a; Lapp, Agbokou, & Ferreri, 2011; Owens, Baker, Kasckow, Ciesla, & Mohamed, 2005). However, research on the aftermath of World War II in Europe has contributed to these investigations (e.g. Bramsen, van der Ploeg, & Boers, 2006; Glaesmer, Gunzelmann, Braehler, Forstmeier, & Maercker, 2010; Spitzer et al., 2008). In this update we will provide some recent findings concerning the epidemiology of PTSD in the elderly, discuss age- differential symptom patterns, and report on the relationship between PTSD and age-related morbidity. We will also illustrate why knowledge on PTSD is important in gerontological care.

Abstract

Does posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) differ in its presentation in old age to that in middle or young adulthood? Is it rarer in old age, due to spontaneous recovery or other reasons? These and other questions have been increasingly investigated in recent years starting from a point of almost non-existent systematic research (Hiskey, Luckie, Davies, & Brewin, 2008a; Lapp, Agbokou, & Ferreri, 2011; Owens, Baker, Kasckow, Ciesla, & Mohamed, 2005). However, research on the aftermath of World War II in Europe has contributed to these investigations (e.g. Bramsen, van der Ploeg, & Boers, 2006; Glaesmer, Gunzelmann, Braehler, Forstmeier, & Maercker, 2010; Spitzer et al., 2008). In this update we will provide some recent findings concerning the epidemiology of PTSD in the elderly, discuss age- differential symptom patterns, and report on the relationship between PTSD and age-related morbidity. We will also illustrate why knowledge on PTSD is important in gerontological care.

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Psychology
Dewey Decimal Classification:150 Psychology
Date:2012
Deposited On:26 Nov 2012 10:32
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 16:06
Publisher:International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
ISSN:1087-3104
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.istss.org/TraumaticStressPoints1/5119.htm

Download

Full text not available from this repository.

TrendTerms

TrendTerms displays relevant terms of the abstract of this publication and related documents on a map. The terms and their relations were extracted from ZORA using word statistics. Their timelines are taken from ZORA as well. The bubble size of a term is proportional to the number of documents where the term occurs. Red, orange, yellow and green colors are used for terms that occur in the current document; red indicates high interlinkedness of a term with other terms, orange, yellow and green decreasing interlinkedness. Blue is used for terms that have a relation with the terms in this document, but occur in other documents.
You can navigate and zoom the map. Mouse-hovering a term displays its timeline, clicking it yields the associated documents.

Author Collaborations