Cognitive factors involved in the onset and maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after physical or sexual assault.

@article{Dunmore1999CognitiveFI,
  title={Cognitive factors involved in the onset and maintenance of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after physical or sexual assault.},
  author={Emma Dunmore and David M Clark and Anke Ehlers},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={1999},
  volume={37 9},
  pages={809-29}
}
Cognitive factors hypothesised to influence the development and maintenance of PTSD were investigated. 92 assault victims completed questionnaires assessing a range of cognitive variables. Factors relating to onset of PTSD were investigated by comparing victims who did and who did not suffer PTSD. Factors relating to maintenance of PTSD were investigated by comparing victims who had recovered from PTSD with victims who had persistent PTSD. Cognitive factors associated with both onset and… CONTINUE READING

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