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Trauma and the peri-traumatic cognitive mechanisms involved in flashback formation

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is classified as an anxiety disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual IV of the American Psychiatric Association. It is characterised by three main symptom clusters: re-experiencing (of which flashbacks are the hallmark symptom); hyperarousal; and avoidance. Diagnosis requires not only the occurrence of a traumatic event but also an intense emotional (fear, horror, or helplessness) reaction to it. Epidemiological data suggest that 80% of people...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Oxford college:
St John's College
Role:
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Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Supervisor
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Supervisor
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
Language:
English
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Local pid:
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Deposit date:
2012-01-16

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