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Early heart rate responses to standardized trauma-related pictures predict posttraumatic stress disorder: a prospective study.

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OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether chronic posttraumatic stress disorder can be predicted by heart rate responses (HRR) and skin conductance responses (SCR) to standardized trauma-related pictures at 1 month after trauma has ocurred. Trauma survivors with PTSD report heightened physiological responses to a wide range of stimuli. It has been suggested that associative learning and stimulus generalization play a key role in the development of these symptoms. Some studies have found that trauma s...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Psychosomatic medicine
Volume:
72
Issue:
3
Pages:
301-308
Publication date:
2010-04-01
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EISSN:
1534-7796
ISSN:
0033-3174
Source identifiers:
311177

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