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Understanding the Two Posttraumatic Psychological Reactions: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Posttraumatic Growth

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Traumatic experiences are so common that quite a lot of people have experienced at least one significant traumatic event (e.g., natural disasters, terrorism, war, critical illness, bereavement, etc.) at some point in their lives. After exposure to traumatic events, individuals may show a wide range of mental and physical health consequences, wherein posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most prevalent ones. Nevertheless, many traumatized people also report positive psychological changes in various domains, such as personal strength, relational intimacy, sense of spirituality, appreciation of life, and life possibilities. Such positive changes are collectively defined as posttraumatic growth (PTG).

Recent studies indicate that PTSD and PTG can co-exist in traumatized individuals, thus relevant research and intervention should expand their focus from PTSD to a combination of PTSD and PTG. Therefore, this Research Topic aims to bring together the findings from empirical studies, case reports, intervention studies, etc., on PTSD and/or PTG, to further understand the epidemiological characteristics, predictors, mechanisms, and specific interventions of PTSD and/or PTG in various people following different traumatic events.

Manuscripts that examine the relationship between PTSD and PTG, and that assess the different predictors of PTSD and PTG are both welcome. We are also delighted to receive reviews, meta-analyses, as well as commentaries in this area.


Keywords: Trauma, PTSD, PTG


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

Traumatic experiences are so common that quite a lot of people have experienced at least one significant traumatic event (e.g., natural disasters, terrorism, war, critical illness, bereavement, etc.) at some point in their lives. After exposure to traumatic events, individuals may show a wide range of mental and physical health consequences, wherein posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most prevalent ones. Nevertheless, many traumatized people also report positive psychological changes in various domains, such as personal strength, relational intimacy, sense of spirituality, appreciation of life, and life possibilities. Such positive changes are collectively defined as posttraumatic growth (PTG).

Recent studies indicate that PTSD and PTG can co-exist in traumatized individuals, thus relevant research and intervention should expand their focus from PTSD to a combination of PTSD and PTG. Therefore, this Research Topic aims to bring together the findings from empirical studies, case reports, intervention studies, etc., on PTSD and/or PTG, to further understand the epidemiological characteristics, predictors, mechanisms, and specific interventions of PTSD and/or PTG in various people following different traumatic events.

Manuscripts that examine the relationship between PTSD and PTG, and that assess the different predictors of PTSD and PTG are both welcome. We are also delighted to receive reviews, meta-analyses, as well as commentaries in this area.


Keywords: Trauma, PTSD, PTG


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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31 December 2017 Abstract
30 May 2018 Manuscript

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31 December 2017 Abstract
30 May 2018 Manuscript

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