Acute effects of alcohol on the development of intrusive memories

  title={Acute effects of alcohol on the development of intrusive memories},
  author={James A. Bisby and Chris Ray Brewin and Julie R. Leitz and H. Valerie Curran},
Post-traumatic stress disorder is characterised by repeated intrusive imagery of the traumatic event. Despite alcohol's impairing effect on memory and frequent involvement in real-life trauma, virtually nothing is known of the interaction between alcohol and trauma memory. We aimed to investigate the acute alcohol effects on spontaneous memories following a trauma film as well as explicit memory for the film. Utilising an independent-group double-blind design, 48 healthy volunteers were… CONTINUE READING


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