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Dysfunctional meaning of posttraumatic intrusions in chronic PTSD.

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The paper suggests that the negative idiosyncratic meaning of posttraumatic intrusions (e.g., 'I am going crazy') and cognitive strategies intended to control the intrusions play a major role in maintaining posttraumatic stress disorder. Two studies of 159 and 138 motor vehicle accidents survivors showed that the dysfunctional meaning of intrusions explained a proportion of the variance of the intrusion-related distress, strategies used to end the intrusions, and PTSD severity that was not ex...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Behaviour research and therapy
Volume:
38
Issue:
6
Pages:
537-558
Publication date:
2000-06-05
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EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
URN:
uuid:84626425-c7e6-4140-8e66-7dc79590e118
Source identifiers:
311209
Local pid:
pubs:311209

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