Relationship Between Trauma Narratives and Trauma Pathology

  title={Relationship Between Trauma Narratives and Trauma Pathology},
  author={Nader Amir and Jane Stafford and Melinda Freshman and Edna B. Foa},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
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