NYCPsych, New York

The Power of Creation Over Trauma: Personality Factors and the Impotency of PTSD

This study investigated the effects of personality factors on traumatic exposure and adaptation. The researcher conducted clinical interviews with seven creative individuals. Results were analyzed utilizing a combination of descriptive statistics with qualitative analysis. The hypothesis was supported. All participants reported traumatic exposures. None were clinically impaired, which suggests both locus-of-control and creativity may mitigate possible clinical impairment after

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