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Traumatic intrusions as 'worse case scenario's'.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9737059     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
While some clinicians assume that traumatic intrusions are historically accurate revisualizations of traumatic incidents, others have suggested that these types of intrusions may represent a worse case scenario (i.e. exaggerated) version of the trauma. To explore this issue, a survey was conducted among undergraduate students (N = 189). Of the 69 respondents who had been the victim of or witness to a relatively recent trauma, 15 (22%) reported an exaggerated perception of the traumatic incident. Exaggerated intrusions were found to have more flashback qualities and tended to have a higher frequency than 'realistic' intrusions. These findings are well in line with the idea that intrusions are not necessarily veridical copies of traumatic events.
H Merckelbach; P Muris; R Horselenberg; E Rassin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Behaviour research and therapy     Volume:  36     ISSN:  0005-7967     ISO Abbreviation:  Behav Res Ther     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-27     Completed Date:  1998-10-27     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372477     Medline TA:  Behav Res Ther     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1075-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Avoidance Learning*
Bias (Epidemiology)
Retrospective Studies
Self Concept
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / psychology*
Wounds and Injuries / psychology*

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