A cross-cultural study of reactivation of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: American and Cambodian psychophysiological response to viewing traumatic video scenes.

@article{Kinzie1998ACS,
  title={A cross-cultural study of reactivation of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms: American and Cambodian psychophysiological response to viewing traumatic video scenes.},
  author={J. David Kinzie and Duane Denney and Crystal Lynn Riley and J K Boehnlein and Bentson McFarland and Patrick K. C. Leung},
  journal={The Journal of nervous and mental disease},
  year={1998},
  volume={186 11},
  pages={
          670-6
        }
}
A physiological hyperarousal state, which can be reactivated by traumatic stimuli, occurs frequently in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The goals of this study were to determine whether physiological hyperarousal measured by increased heart rate is a specific response to reminders of a patient's own traumatic events or a more generalized hyperarousal state. Five brief videotape scenes of traumatic events (hurricane, auto accident, Cambodian refugee camp, domestic violence… CONTINUE READING

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