Wenchuan PTSD Dataset

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Description

PTSD (posttraumatic stress disorder) symptoms reported by survivors of the Wenchuan earthquake in China using the PTSD checklist-civilian version (PCL-C). All items were scaled on a 5-point Likert scale (1 ... not at all; 2 ... a little bit; 3 ... moderately; 4 ... quite a bit; 5 ... extremely).

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data("Wenchuan")

Format

A data frame with 362 observations on the following 17 variables.

intrusion

Repeated, disturbing memories, thoughts, or images of a stressful experience from the past?

dreams

Repeated, disturbing dreams of a stressful experience from the past?

flash

Suddenly acting or feeling as if a stressful experience were happening again (as if you were reliving it)?

upset

Feeling very upset when something reminded you of a stressful experience from the past?

physior

Having physical reactions (e.g., heart pounding, trouble breathing, sweating) when something reminded you of a stressful experience from the past?

avoidth

Avoiding thinking about or talking about a stressful experience from the past or avoiding having feelings related to it?

avoidact

Avoiding activities or situations because they reminded you of a stressful experience from the past?

amnesia

Trouble remembering important parts of a stressful experience from the past?

lossint

Loss of interest in activities that you used to enjoy?

distant

Feeling distant or cut off from other people?

numb

Feeling emotionally numb or being unable to have loving feelings for those close to you?

future

Feeling as if your future will somehow be cut short?

sleep

Trouble falling or staying asleep?

anger

Feeling irritable or having angry outbursts?

concen

Having difficulty concentrating?

hyper

Being "super-alert" or watchful or on guard?

startle

Feeling jumpy or easily startled?

Source

McNally, R. J., Robinaugh, D. J., Wu, G. W. Y., Wang, L., Deserno, M. K., & Borsboom, D. (2015). Mental disorders as causal systems: A network approach to posttraumatic stress disorder. Clinical Psychological Science, forthcoming.

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