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A Comparative Analysis of the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale Scores of Traumatized Youth With and Without PTSD Relative to Non-Traumatized Controls

McGuire, Leah Anne

This study compared the Revised Children's Manifest Anxiety Scale (RCMAS) scores of traumatized youth with or without PTSD to the scores of a nonclinical comparison group. Child diagnostic interviews identified children with PTSD (28), traumatized children without PTSD (63), and a nonclinical comparison group (41). In the absence of major comorbid disorders, children with PTSD had significantly higher RCMAS total scores and significantly higher scores on the RCMAS Physiological Anxiety, Worry/Oversensitivity, and Social Concern/Concentration subscales. Nonsignificant differences were observed between groups on the RCMAS Lie subscale. The RCMAS scores of the traumatized PTSD negatives and controls did not significantly differ. Implications for research and practice are considered.

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Academic Units
School Psychology
Thesis Advisors
Saigh, Philip A.
Degree
Ph.D., Columbia University
Published Here
July 16, 2013
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