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The Guiltless Guilty: Trauma-Related Guilt and Psychopathology in Former Ugandan Child Soldiers

Overview of attention for article published in Child Psychiatry & Human Development, May 2014
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Title
The Guiltless Guilty: Trauma-Related Guilt and Psychopathology in Former Ugandan Child Soldiers
Published in
Child Psychiatry & Human Development, May 2014
DOI 10.1007/s10578-014-0470-6
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Fionna Klasen, Sina Reissmann, Catharina Voss, James Okello

Abstract

Child soldiers often experience complex trauma as victims and perpetrators, and feelings of guilt may affect their psychological health. The relationship between the children's traumatic experiences as victims or perpetrators, their perception of themselves as victim or perpetrator, guilt and psychopathology were investigated: of the 330 former child soldiers interviewed, 50.8 % perceived themselves as victims and 19.1 % as perpetrators. On psychopathology measures, scores within the clinical range were 33 % for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), 36.4 % for major depressive disorder (MDD), and 26.1 % for externalizing problems. Low socio-economic status, traumatic experience as perpetrator, and guilt were significant predictors of PTSD. Significant predictors of MDD were low socio-economic status, traumatic experiences as victim, and guilt. A greater number of traumatic experiences as perpetrator and guilt were associated with externalizing problems. The current paper underscores the significance of guilt following traumatic experiences and has implications for the development of clinical interventions for war-affected children.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 1%
Unknown 73 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 25 34%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 16%
Student > Doctoral Student 11 15%
Student > Bachelor 7 9%
Researcher 6 8%
Other 13 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 34 46%
Social Sciences 13 18%
Unspecified 10 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 9%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 5%
Other 6 8%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 12 April 2015.
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#3,992,319
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#177
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#54,298
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#2
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