Auditory startle response in trauma survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder: a prospective study.

@article{Shalev2000AuditorySR,
  title={Auditory startle response in trauma survivors with posttraumatic stress disorder: a prospective study.},
  author={Arieh Y Shalev and Tuvia Peri and Dalia Brandes and Sara A. Freedman and Scott P Orr and Roger K. Pitman},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={157 2},
  pages={
          255-61
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Previous studies have shown elevated autonomic responses to startling tones in trauma survivors with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The origin of these abnormal responses is obscure. The present study attempted to clarify this issue by prospectively evaluating responses to sudden, loud tones in individuals who arrived at a hospital emergency room after psychologically traumatic events. METHOD By using a previously established protocol, autonomic and muscular responses… CONTINUE READING

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