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Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

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The level of post-traumatic stress and psychopathological symptoms in patients with meningioma after surgical treatment 2665


Tarabrina N.V.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Chief Researcher, Institute of Psychology RAS, Moscow, Russia

Kharlamenkova N.E.
Doctor of Psychology, Deputy director, Institute of Psychology of Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

Nikitina D.A.
postgraduate student, Institute of Psychology, Russian Academy of Science, Moscow, Russia

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.

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

Column: Empirical Researches


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