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Cognitive factors in persistent versus recovered post-traumatic stress disorder after physical or sexual assault: A pilot study

Abstract:

Cognitive models have linked individual differences in the appraisal of traumatic events and their sequelae to the persistence of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A pilot study investigated this proposal with victims of assault. Eleven assault victims suffering from persistent PTSD and 9 victims who had recovered from PTSD were interviewed retrospectively and compared on potentially relevant cognitive factors. Groups were comparable in terms of characteristics of the assault, gender, ag...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
Volume:
25
Issue:
2
Pages:
147-159
Publication date:
1997
ISSN:
1352-4658
URN:
uuid:94be15c9-8199-4025-b59d-ef69d7e9afc3
Source identifiers:
311241
Local pid:
pubs:311241
Language:
English

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