Lisa M. Hathaway

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The purpose of the current study was to examine the DSM-IV E and F criteria when using self-report measures of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). According to DSM-IV there are six core criteria required for a PTSD diagnosis including specific trauma characteristics, re-experiencing, avoidance, hyperarousal, duration, and impairment level. The Impact of(More)
To qualify for a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fourth edition (DSM-IV) requires that individuals report experiencing dominant emotions of fear, helplessness, and horror during the trauma (Criterion A2). Despite this stipulation, traumatic events can elicit a myriad of emotions(More)
Rubin et al. (Cognit Ther Res 34:35–48, 2010) demonstrated that completing autobiographical memory questionnaires about a very negative event leads to decreases in levels of distress related to that event. However, a limitation of their methodology was that perhaps completing the memory questionnaire about any autobiographical memory could produce the(More)
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