Tonic immobility during re-experiencing the traumatic event in posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Kleine2018TonicID,
  title={Tonic immobility during re-experiencing the traumatic event in posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Rianne A. de Kleine and Muriel A. Hagenaars and M Verhagen},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2018}
}
Tonic Immobility (TI) is an evolved defence response, characterized by physical immobility. Peritraumatic TI has been linked to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, samples sizes in clinical studies have been small, and little is known about TI reactions post trauma, for instance during trauma reminders. The prevalence of peritraumatic TI and TI during re-experiencing the traumatic event was examined by self-report in 184 patients with chronic PTSD. Moderate peritraumatic TI was… CONTINUE READING