Comparisons between high and low peritraumatic dissociators in cardiovascular and emotional activity while remembering trauma.

@article{Pole2005ComparisonsBH,
  title={Comparisons between high and low peritraumatic dissociators in cardiovascular and emotional activity while remembering trauma.},
  author={Nnamdi Pole and Evelyn Cumberbatch and Wendy M Taylor and Thomas J. Metzler and Charles Marmar and Thomas C. Neylan},
  journal={Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation},
  year={2005},
  volume={6 4},
  pages={51-67}
}
Peritraumatic dissociation (PD) is one of the best predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In this pilot study, we examined cardiovascular psychophysiology and negative emotions in 19 adults who, retrospectively, reported experiencing high or low levels of PD during the worst trauma of their lives. In a contiguous series of ten-minute phases, they rested, thought about, talked about, and recovered from talking about their index trauma. We hypothesized that greater PD would be… CONTINUE READING