Characteristics and organization of the worst moment of trauma memories in posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Jelinek2010CharacteristicsAO,
  title={Characteristics and organization of the worst moment of trauma memories in posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Lena Jelinek and Colette Stockbauer and Sarah Randjbar and Michael Kellner and Thomas Ehring and Steffen Moritz},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2010},
  volume={48 7},
  pages={680-5}
}
It has been proposed that the organization of the worst moment in traumatic memories ("hotspots") is of particular importance for the development of PTSD. However, current knowledge regarding the organization and content of worst moments is incomplete. In the present study, trauma survivors with (n=25) and without PTSD (n=54) were asked to indicate the worst moment of their trauma and to give a detailed narrative of the traumatic event. The worst moment and the remaining narrative were analyzed… CONTINUE READING
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