Posttraumatic stress among trauma-exposed Hispanic/Latinx adults: relations to mental health. Academic Article uri icon


  • Latinx persons are exposed to higher rates of traumatic events and conditional risks for developing posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and comorbid mental health symptoms compared to other minority groups. The study evaluated PTSD symptom severity for global and specific cluster severity relating to co-occurring anxiety, social anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation among 326 Latinx adults who endorsed trauma exposure. Results indicated that global PTSD symptom severity was significantly related to greater social anxiety, anxious arousal, depression, and suicidal ideation symptoms. PTSD arousal and reactivity symptom cluster had the strongest relation to anxious arousal, social anxiety, and depression, whereas negative alterations in cognitions and mood symptoms had the strongest association with social anxiety, depression, and suicidal ideation. The findings suggest that global PTSD symptom severity, alongside arousal and reactivity and negative alterations in cognitions and mood, are related to a range of concurrent negative mental health symptoms among trauma exposed Latinx young adults.

published proceedings

  • Cogn Behav Ther

altmetric score

  • 5.08

author list (cited authors)

  • Mayorga, N. A., Shepherd, J. M., Matoska, C. T., Kabel, K. E., Vujanovic, A. A., Viana, A. G., & Zvolensky, M. J.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Mayorga, Nubia A||Shepherd, Justin M||Matoska, Cameron T||Kabel, Katherine E||Vujanovic, Anka A||Viana, Andres G||Zvolensky, Michael J

publication date

  • July 2023