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Thinking that one's life was in danger: perceived life threat in individuals directly or indirectly exposed to terror.

Authors
  • Heir, Trond1
  • Blix, Ines2
  • Knatten, Charlotte K2
  • 1 Trond Heir, PhD, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Oslo, and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo; Ines Blix, PhD, Charlotte K. Knatten, PhD, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Olso, Norway [email protected] , (Norway)
  • 2 Trond Heir, PhD, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Oslo, and Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo; Ines Blix, PhD, Charlotte K. Knatten, PhD, Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies, Olso, Norway. , (Norway)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2016
Volume
209
Issue
4
Pages
306–310
Identifiers
PMID: 27056624
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Perceived life threat may play a central role in the development and maintenance of PTSD in people directly as well as indirectly exposed to terror. Moderating perceptions of having been in serious danger may be an appropriate approach to the prevention and treatment of PTSD.

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