The role of self-discrepancy theory in understanding post-traumatic brain injury affective disorders: A pilot study

Short Title:
The role of self-discrepancy theory in understanding post-traumatic brain injury affective disorders: A pilot study
Model System:
TBI
Reference Type:
Journal Article
Accession No.:
J49771.
Journal:
Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation
Year, Volume, Issue, Page(s):
2005, vol. 20, issue 6, pp 527-543
Publication Website:
Abstract:
Study examined the utility of self-discrepancy theory (SDT) in explaining posttraumatic brain injury (TBI) depression and anxiety. SDT focuses on the congruence or lack of congruence between 3 aspects of self: the actual self, the ideal self, and the ought self. In this study, the SDT model was expanded to include the discrepancy between the post-injury self and the pre-injury self. Participants completed the Selves Interview, the Selves Adjective Checklist, the Beck Depression Inventory-II, and the Beck Anxiety Inventory. Strong correlations were found between affective distress and self-discrepancies as measured by the checklist. Scores on the interview were not related to affective distress.
Author(s):
Cantor, Joshua B.; Ashman, Teresa A.; Schwartz, Michael E.; Gordon, Wayne A.; Hibbard, Mary R.; Brown, Margaret; Spielman, Lisa; Charatz, Heather J.; Cheng, Zhifen
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