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Table 2 Median and range of symptom severity, adversity/trauma measures and alexithymia scoresok

From: Somatoform dissociation and posttraumatic stress syndrome – two sides of the same medal? A comparison of symptom profiles, trauma history and altered affect regulation between patients with functional neurological symptoms and patients with PTSD

  HC
n = 40
DD
n = 40
DD+
n = 20
PTSD patients
n = 39
median (range) median (range) median (range) median (range)
Symptom severity
 SDQ-20 21 (20 – 26)
n = 40
28.5 (20 – 54)
n = 40
36.5 (29 – 56)
n = 18
36 (20 – 91)
n = 39
 DES 6.49 (0 – 25.36)
n = 40
12.14 (0 – 48.57)
n = 40
19.64 (9.64 – 51.79)
n = 20
38.57 (8.57 – 80.71)
n = 39
 PDS_Sym 0 (0 – 8)
n = 40
4 (0 – 38)
n = 40
30 (16 – 46)
n = 20
36 (13 – 48)
n = 39
Adversity/trauma measures
 KERF_Sum 35.08 (0 – 235.5)
n = 40
90.17 (0 – 533.08)
n = 38
219.67 (18.83 – 605)
n = 17
369 (60 – 885.75)
n = 39
 KERF_Phy 7.33 (0 – 141.67)
n = 40
40.33 (0 – 229.3)
n = 38
33 (1.67 – 304)
n = 17
141 (0 – 462)
n = 39
 KERF_Emo 25 (0 – 218)
n = 40
52.5 (0 – 329)
n = 38
141 (14.5 – 362)
n = 17
239.5 (51 – 423.5)
n = 39
 KERF_Sex 0 (0 – 1.3)
n = 40
0 (0 – 23.8)
n = 38
0 (0 – 27.5)
n = 17
7.5 (0 – 40)
n = 39
 PDS_Event 1.5 (0 – 5)
n = 40
3 (0 – 7)
n = 40
4 (2 – 7)
n = 20
5 (2 – 8)
n = 39
Alexithymia
 TAS-26 1.94 (1.33 – 3.05)
n = 40
2.58 (1.39 – 3.44)
n = 40
2.92 (1.83 – 4.33)
n = 20
3.44 (1.66 – 4.55)
n = 39
  1. Note. HC healthy comparison participants, DD patients diagnosed with dissociative disorder without co-occuring PTSD, DD + patients diagnosed with dissociative disorder with co-occuring PTSD, PTSD posttraumatic stress disorder, SDQ-20 severity of somatoform dissociative symptoms, verified by the Somatoform Dissociation Questionnaire, DES severity of psychoform dissociative symptoms, using the Dissociative Experience Scale, PDS_Sym load of posttraumatic symptoms, KERF_Sum overall exposure to childhood adversities, KERF_Phy physical maltreatment during childhood, KERF_Emo emotional neglect and maltreatment during childhood, KERF_Sex sexual violence during childhood, PDS_Event Sum of lifetime traumatic experience assessed with the Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale, TAS-26 Alexithymia, assessed with the Toronto Alexithymia Scale