Individual differences in a husband and wife who developed PTSD after a motor vehicle accident: a functional MRI case study.

@article{Lanius2003IndividualDI,
  title={Individual differences in a husband and wife who developed PTSD after a motor vehicle accident: a functional MRI case study.},
  author={Ruth A. Lanius and James W. Hopper and Ravi S. Menon},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={160 4},
  pages={667-9}
}
This report describes a husband and wife with acute posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who exhibited different subjective, psychophysiological, and neurobiological responses to traumatic script-driven imagery that caused them to reexperience their traumas. The couple, who had been trapped in their car during a serious motor vehicle accident, was assessed for responses to script-driven traumatic imagery with a heart rate monitor and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The accident… CONTINUE READING
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