research product . 2011

Cognitive distortions in an acutely traumatized sample: an investigation of predictive power and neural correlates

Daniels, J.K.; Coupland, N.J.; Rowe, B.; Lanius, R.; Hegadoren, K.M.;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
Background. Current theories of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) place considerable emphasis on the role cognitive distortions such as self-blame, hopelessness or preoccupation with danger play in the etiology and maintenance of the disorder. Previous studies have shown that cognitive distortions in the early aftermath of traumatic events can predict future PTSD severity but, to date, no studies have investigated the neural correlates of this association. Method. We conducted a prospective study with 106 acutely traumatized subjects, assessing symptom severity at three time points within the first 3 months post-trauma. A subsample of 20 subjects additionall...
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free text keywords: Acute trauma, FMRI, Posttraumatic-stress-disorder, Post-traumatic cognition, Cognitive distortion, Script-driven imagery
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