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ERIC Number: EJ815859
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1077-7229
Attention, Memory, Intrusive Thoughts, and Acceptance in PTSD: An Update on the Empirical Literature for Clinicians
Shipherd, Jillian C.; Salters-Pedneault, Kristalyn
Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, v15 n4 p349-363 Nov 2008
Information processing theory suggests that cognitive changes following trauma are common and hypothesized to have an impact on attention, memory, and intrusive thoughts. There is an ever-expanding empirical literature where cognitive features of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are being explored. However, it can sometimes be difficult for front-line clinicians to stay abreast of this literature and how it impacts the treatment s/he provides. The goal of this paper is to provide an overview of some recent basic and applied research on information processing in PTSD and the implications of these findings for cognitive-behavioral clinicians. In particular, we explore recent findings regarding attention, memory, intrusive thoughts/thought suppression, and acceptance as they relate to clinical work in patients with PTSD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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