Posttraumatic stress disorder in violence-induced spinal cord injury

N. A. Nabors, E. A. Meadows

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Violence-induced spinal cord injury (SCI) has increased significantly in recent years. Little information is available, however, regarding the incidence and effects of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after violence- induced SCI. Issues related to incidence rates, psychological consequences, and mediating factors of PTSD after violence-induced SCI are reviewed. Recommendations for future research include the need for epidemiologic studies on the prevalence rates of violence-induced SCI, clinical controlled studies regarding the most effective PTSD treatments for violence-induced SCI, and the effects of PTSD on spinal cord rehabilitation units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)62-69
Number of pages8
JournalTopics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999


  • Injury
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Violence


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