Psychosom Med 2021 05;83(4):338-344
From the West London NHS Trust (Jowett), London, United Kingdom; Ulster University, School of Psychology (Shevlin), Derry, Northern Ireland; Department of Psychology (Hyland), Maynooth University, Kildare; Centre for Global Health, Trinity College Dublin (Hyland), Dublin, Ireland; School of Health and Social Care, Edinburgh Napier University (Karatzias); and NHS Lothian, Rivers Centre for Traumatic Stress (Karatzias), Edinburgh, United Kingdom.
Objective: Persistent somatic symptoms, such as pain and fatigue, have been referred to as somatization. Somatization is commonly associated with histories of trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although previous research has demonstrated that PTSD can predict somatic problems, there has been no examination of this at the level of PTSD symptom clusters and multidimensional assessment of somatic symptoms. Read More