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Enhanced priming for trauma-related words predicts posttraumatic stress disorder.

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There is preliminary evidence that enhanced priming for trauma-related cues plays a role in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A prospective study of 119 motor vehicle accident survivors investigated whether priming for trauma-related stimuli predicts PTSD. Participants completed a modified word-stem completion test comprising accident-related, traffic-related, general threat, and neutral words at 2 weeks post-trauma. Priming for accident-related words predicted PTSD at 6 months follow-up,...

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10.1037/a0021080

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Journal of abnormal psychology
Volume:
120
Issue:
1
Pages:
234-239
Publication date:
2011-02-05
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EISSN:
1939-1846
ISSN:
0021-843X
URN:
uuid:b3a1bc57-a350-4289-a1d6-e448ee26becc
Source identifiers:
311181
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pubs:311181

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