Choudhary, Carolyn J and O'Carroll, Ronan E. (2007) Left hand preference is related to posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 20 (3). p. 365. ISSN 08949867
|PDF - Repository staff only - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader|
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jts.20222
Previous studies have found an increased prevalence of mixed/left handedness in male combat veterans and children with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This study examined lateral preference and screened for possible PTSD using a self-completion instrument in a general population sample (N = 596). Fifty-one individuals met all criteria for possible diagnosis of PTSD and, significantly, this group contained relatively more left handers; this effect was associated with strong left-handedness, rather than weak or mixed handedness. Left handers were found to have significantly higher scores in arousal symptoms of PTSD. This study extends previous findings to a civilian population and to women and suggests the association with left handedness may be a robust finding in people with PTSD.
|Deposited On:||31 Jan 2010 14:36|
|Last Modified:||29 Mar 2013 09:09|
Repository Staff Only: item control page