Lecture 3 stress

Avoidance 3 hyperarousal and reac2vity 4 nega2ve

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Unformatted text preview: these stressors? Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): An Overview •  Overview and defining features o  Main e2ologic characteris2cs – trauma exposure and response (exposed to actual or threatened death, serious injury or sexual viola2on) 1.  Reexperiencing (e.g., memories, nightmares, flashbacks) 2.  Avoidance 3.  Hyperarousal and reac2vity 4.  Nega2ve altera2ons in cogni2ons and mood •  Markedly interferes with one's ability to func2on • ...
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