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J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2013 Mar;20(1):37-45. doi: 10.1007/s10880-012-9316-1.

PTSD, depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation in African American women: a mediated model.

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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Grady Health System, School of Medicine, Emory University, 80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive, NE, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA.

Abstract

Although research has shown positive associations among post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive symptoms, and suicidal ideation, the nature of these relations is unclear, especially in African American women. This study examined the associations among these comorbid psychological difficulties in a sample of 136 low-income, African American women. Specifically, the goal of this investigation was to ascertain if overall depressive symptoms, as well as both the cognitive-affective and somatic components of depression, mediated the PTSD-suicidal ideation link. Results from bootstrapping analyses revealed that overall depressive symptoms and the cognitive-affective components of depression, but not the somatic components, mediated the PTSD-suicidal ideation link.

PMID:
22802144
PMCID:
PMC3846783
DOI:
10.1007/s10880-012-9316-1
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