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Trauma related rumination mediates the effect of naturally occurring depressive symptoms, but not momentary low mood on trauma intrusions

Rie, Kubota; Nixon, Reg; Chen, Junwen

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Comorbid depression is known to contribute to the maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD ) including distressing intrusive trauma memories. It is theorised that depression is a risk factor for persistent PTSD through preventing optimal habituation of distress provoked by trauma memories and reminders, but the underlying cognitive mechanisms responsible are uncertain. The present study investigated trauma‐related rumination as a possible mediator for the effect of depression on...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-09-01
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/219020
Source: Australian Journal of Psychology
DOI: 10.1111/ajpy.12074

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