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Language in Trauma: A Pilot Study of Pause Frequency as a Predictor of Cognitive Change Due to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Abstract With the rise of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among adults in the United States, understanding the processes of trauma, trauma related disorders, and the long-term impact of living with them is an area of continued focus for researchers. This is especially a concern in the case of current and former military service members (veterans), whose work activities and deployment cycles place them at an increased risk of exposure to trauma-inducing experiences but who have a low rate of self-referral to healthcare professionals. There is thus an urgent need for developing procedures for early diagnosis and treatment. The present study examines how the tools and findings of the field of linguistics may contribute to the field of trauma resea... (more)
Created Date 2020
Contributor Southee, Richard Aaron (Author) / Prior, Matthew T (Advisor) / Pruitt, Kathryn (Committee member) / Pereira, Jennifer (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Linguistics / Psychology / Acoustics / Cognition / Pause Frequency / Posttraumatic Stress Disorder / Trauma
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 93 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis English 2020
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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