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Pretrauma and posttrauma neurocognitive functioning and PTSD symptoms in a community sample of young adults

Parslow, Ruth; Jorm, Anthony F


Objective: The authors sought to assess whether neurocognitive deficits in people with the posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms of reexperiencing and arousal are a consequence of these symptoms or represent a preexisting vulnerability factor for developing these symptoms after exposure to a traumatic event. Method: A random sample of 2,097 young adults who participated in a longitudinal epidemiological study in 1999 and 2000 were reinterviewed in 2003 and 2004 after a major natural...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: American Journal of Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1176/appi.ajp.164.3.509


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