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A clinical neuroscience investigation into flashbacks and involuntary autobiographical memories

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Recurrent and intrusive distressing recollections of trauma are a hallmark symptom of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The term ‘flashback’ is used in this thesis to refer to vivid, sensory perceptual (predominantly visual images), emotional memories from a traumatic event that intrude involuntarily into consciousness. Furthermore, intrusive image based memories occur in a number of other psychological disorders, for example, bipolar disorder and depression. Clinically, the presence and ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Research group:
Experimental Psychopathology & Cognitive Therapies
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK

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