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Psicologia, Saúde & Doenças

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PINTO, Alexandra Marques; GONCALVES, Sónia P.  and  LIMA, Maria Luísa. Stress and trauma, continuities and discontinuities: For a reflection of PTSD. Psic., Saúde & Doenças [online]. 2012, vol.13, n.1, pp.49-65. ISSN 1645-0086.

This article explores, according to Lazarus (1999) formulation, a cognitivist view of the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) syndrome in conjunction with the transactional conceptualization of stress. The best models known in the behavioral and cognitive perspectives are reviewed to highlight the advantages of a transactional approach. The advanced rereading of PTSD provides a dynamic continuity view of the processes of adaptation to adversity, includes previous approaches and is consistent with the empirical results that have been obtained, also in Portugal.

Keywords : Stress; trauma; Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

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