The level of post-traumatic stress and psychopathological symptoms in patients with meningioma after surgical treatment

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the empirical study of specificity and posttraumatic psy-chopathology in patients were operated for meningiomas. Subjects: 16 patients with meningiomas (women aged from 27 to 67 years, the average age is 52). The survey was conducted 6 months after surgical treatment in Burdenko Research Institute of Neurosurgery. Methods: Impact of Event Scale — IES-R; Symptom Check List-90-Revised, SCL-90-R. Results: Some patients who were undergone surgery for benign brain tumor (i.e. meningioma) have signs of post-traumatic stress; their availability indicates on partial PTSD. This conclusion is supported by the similar¬ity between the surveyed group of psychopathological symptoms and patients with breast cancer and partial PTSD, and by the difference between the surveyed group and patients breast cancer and high and low levels of post-traumatic stress. The empirical research has been continuing.

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Keywords: oncopsychology, traumatic stress, post-traumatic stress, meningioma, psychological consequences of experienced stress

Journal rubric: Empirical Researches

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/cpp.2015230303

For citation: Tarabrina N.V., Kharlamenkova N. E., Nikitina D.A. The level of post-traumatic stress and psychopathological symptoms in patients with meningioma after surgical treatment. Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2015. Vol. 23, no. 3, pp. 32–49. DOI: 10.17759/cpp.2015230303. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Nadegda V. Tarabrina, Doctor of Psychology, Chief Researcher of the Laboratory of Developmental Psychology of the Subject in Normal and Post-traumatic states, Institute of Psychology of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IPRAN), Moscow, Russia, e-mail: nvtarab@gmail.com

Natalia E. Kharlamenkova, Doctor of Psychology, professor, Deputy Director for Scientific Work, Head of the Laboratory of Psychology of the development of the subject in normal and post-traumatic conditions, Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Science, Head of the Department of Personality Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology of the State Academic University of Humanities, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0508-4157, e-mail: nataly.kharlamenkova@gmail.com

Daria A. Nikitina, PhD in Psychology, Junior Researcher, Laboratory of Developmental Psychology of the subject in normal and post-traumatic conditions, Institute of Psychology Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6695-1851, e-mail: d.a.nikitina@yandex.ru

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