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Trauma Narratives in posttraumatic stress disorder: A review

O'Kearney, Richard; Perrott, Kelly


Nineteen empirical studies providing evidence about the nature of trauma narratives in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were reviewed. Selected studies had participants with a diagnosis of PTSD or with PTSD symptoms. The studies used either linguistic indices or participants' rating of narrative quality. There was evidence of a relationship between PTSD specific pathology and the occurrence of sensory/perceptual references and disturbed temporal aspects. Evidence for PTSD-related narrative...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Traumatic Stress
DOI: 10.1002/jts.20099


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