Milissa L Kaufman

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A recent study found that female rape victims with acute posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who received a high score on the Peritraumatic Dissociative Experiences Questionnaire exhibited suppression of physiological responses during exposure to trauma-related stimuli. The goal of our present study was to test whether the same relationship holds true for(More)
Fourteen veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and 14 without PTSD participated in a contingent negative variation (CNV)-distraction paradigm. Subjects were instructed to press a button after hearing a high-pitched tone (S2) preceded by a low-pitched tone (S1). One-half of the trials included a white-noise distracter placed in the S1-S2(More)
Knowledge about the biological basis of psychological trauma is changing at an exponential rate. A PsychlNFO search on the search terms "locus coeruleus" and "PTSD" revealed one peer-reviewed journal article between 1982 and 1992 and 51 in the subsequent decade. A similar search revealed zero articles on "hippocampus" and "PTSD" between 1982 and 1992 and(More)
This study used a sentence completion task to assess semantic choice in combat veterans. Twenty-eight combat veterans with (n=14) and without (n=14) posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) filled in the final word for 33 incomplete sentences after receiving a combat prime. The veterans with PTSD completed sentences with significantly more trauma-relevant final(More)
This paper explores the experiences of women who "hear voices" (auditory verbal hallucinations). We begin by examining historical understandings of women hearing voices, showing these have been driven by androcentric theories of how women's bodies functioned leading to women being viewed as requiring their voices be interpreted by men. We show the twentieth(More)
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