Dissociation and the fragmentary nature of traumatic memories: overview and exploratory study.

@article{Kolk1995DissociationAT,
  title={Dissociation and the fragmentary nature of traumatic memories: overview and exploratory study.},
  author={Bessel A. van der Kolk and Rita E Fisler},
  journal={Journal of traumatic stress},
  year={1995},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={
          505-25
        }
}
Since trauma arises from an inescapable stressful event that overwhelms people's coping mechanisms, it is uncertain to what degree the results of laboratory studies of ordinary events are relevant to the understanding of traumatic memories. This paper reviews the literature on differences between recollections of stressful and of traumatic events. It then reviews the evidence implicating dissociation as the central pathogenic mechanism that gives rise to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). A… CONTINUE READING

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