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Reduced autobiographical memory specificity predicts depression and posttraumatic stress disorder after recent trauma.

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In this prospective longitudinal study, the authors examined the relationship between reduced specificity in autobiographical memory retrieval and the development of depression, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and specific phobia after injury in an assault. Assault survivors (N = 203) completed the Autobiographical Memory Test (J. M. G. Williams and K. Broadbent, 1986) at 2 weeks after the trauma as well as structured clinical interviews at 2 weeks and 6 months. Participants with acute ...

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10.1037/0022-006x.76.2.231

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of consulting and clinical psychology
Volume:
76
Issue:
2
Pages:
231-242
Publication date:
2008-04-01
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EISSN:
1939-2117
ISSN:
0022-006X
Source identifiers:
311169

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