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Table 5 Posthoc Statistical Verification of Diagnostic Group Differences in Stress Load

From: Stress load during childhood affects psychopathology in psychiatric patients

  ELS PPS AS PDS PSQ
Major Depessive Dis.      
> Comparison Ss t(68) = 3.8** t(68) = 4.5*** t(68) = 3.3** t(68) = 5.0*** t(68) = 3.6***
> Schizophrenia   t(69) = 2.5* t(69) = 1.8t t(69) = 3.4** t(69) = 1.7t
Schizophrenia      
> comparison Ss t(61) = 1.8t t(61) = 2.0* t(61) = 2.0* t(45) = 3.3** t(61) = 2.3*
Drug Abuse      
> Comparison Ss   t(44) = 3.7*** t(44) = 3.7*** t(44) = 5.1*** t(44) = 1.9t
Personality Disorder      
> MDD t(47) = 2.7** t(47) = 2.6*   t(47) = 2.3* t(47) = 1.8t
> Schizophrenia t(40) = 3.0** t(40) = 4.5***   t(40) = 5.4*** t(40) = 3.4**
> Drug Abuse t(23) = 5.1*** t(23) = 3.3**    t(23) = 2.7*
> Comparison Ss t(39) = 3.8** t(39) = 7.1*** t(39) = 4.1*** t(39) = 9.5*** t(39) = 5.3***
  1. Note: ELS: ETI-score before th age of 6 years, PPS: ETI-score between age of 6 years and onset of puberty, AS: ETI-score between puberty and current age, PDS: number traumatic events across life; PSQ: stress load of client's mother during pregnancy. Statistical Significance: t: p < .1*: p < .05, **: p < .01, ***:p < .001