Milou Sep PhD dissertation defence 'The butterfly effect of trauma contextualisation'

On the 10th of May 2022, Milou Sep defended her PhD dissertation, after which she will obtain the degree of Doctor at the Utrecht University.

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“People differ in their response to traumatic events. Some develop posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), while others respond more adaptively. PTSD is a psychiatric disorder, characterized by re-experiencing the traumatic event. Traumatic events are common and difficult to prevent. Therefore, the key to preventing PTSD seems to be in i) understanding who is at risk, to avoid possibly traumatic situations; and when this is not possible, ii) modulating the neurobiological systems so these people process the experience differently.”