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Different typologies of workplace conflict and their connections with post traumatic embitterment disorder (PTED)

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Reported is an empirical study which shows that Post-Traumatic Embitterment Disorder (PTED) is the most appropriate psychological diagnosis for victims of workplace conflicts, particularly bullying. A group of 118 people all reporting conflict at work were evaluated with the LIPT questionnaire, the PTED self-rating scale and a guided psychological interview. 91.5% proved to be affected by a PTED, the slight majority males, aged between 31 and 40 years and subjected to bullying. The evidence suggests that some workplace conflict victims who are presently diagnosed and treated as depression or phobia can be in fact cases of PTED. The treatment may be adjusted and the PTED scale may be used as a screening in-strument similar to scales for anxiety and depressive disorders.

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Ege, H. (2010) Different typologies of workplace conflict and their connections with post traumatic embitterment disorder (PTED). Health, 2, 234-236. doi: 10.4236/health.2010.23033.

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