Emma Briddon

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Physiological responses to trauma reminders are one of the core symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Nevertheless, screening measures for PTSD largely rely on symptom self-reports. It has been suggested that psychophysiological assessments may be useful in identifying trauma survivors with PTSD (Orr and Roth, 2000). This study investigated(More)
Some women develop posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) following childbirth but little is known about memory processes following childbirth. Models of traumatic memory debate the role of memory disorganization. This study investigates whether there is an association between memory disorganization and PTSS in new mothers. One hundred and twenty-two women(More)
OBJECTIVES A woman's memory of her experience of giving birth can strongly influence her mental health, and the development of her relationship with her infant, in a positive or negative direction. Highly distressing, involuntary memories of the birth may indicate symptoms of post-traumatic stress (PTS), which is increasingly recognized as a possible(More)
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