A sample of 276 youth recruited from 2 juvenile detention centers found that the association between trauma exposure and callous-unemotional traits was mediated by the general numbing of emotions. Results appeared online May 21, 2012 in the Journal of Traumatic Stress.
Kerig, P. Bennett, D. Thompson, M. Becker, S. “Nothing really matters”: Emotional numbing as a link between trauma exposure and callousness in delinquent youth, Journal of Traumatic Stress, online May 21 2012
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