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Migraine-Like Visual Auras Among Traumatized Cambodians with PTSD: Fear of Ghost Attack and Other Disasters

Overview of attention for article published in Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry, October 2017
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Title
Migraine-Like Visual Auras Among Traumatized Cambodians with PTSD: Fear of Ghost Attack and Other Disasters
Published in
Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry, October 2017
DOI 10.1007/s11013-017-9554-7
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Devon E. Hinton, Ria Reis, Joop de Jong

Abstract

This article profiles visual auras among traumatized Cambodian refugees attending a psychiatric clinic. Thirty-six percent (54/150) had experienced an aura in the previous 4 weeks, almost always phosphenes (48% [26/54]) or a scintillating scotoma (74% [40/54]). Aura and PTSD were highly associated: patients with visual aura in the last month had greater PTSD severity, 3.6 (SD = 1.8) versus 1.9 (SD = 1.6), t = 10.2 (df = 85), p < 0.001, and patients with PTSD had a higher rate of visual aura in the last month, 69% (22/32) versus 13% (7/55), odds ratio 15.1 (5.1-44.9), p < 0.001. Patients often had a visual aura triggered by rising up to the upright from a lying or sitting position, i.e., orthostasis, with the most common sequence being an aura triggered upon orthostasis during a migraine, experienced by 60% of those with aura. The visual aura was often catastrophically interpreted: as the dangerous assault of a supernatural being, most commonly the ghost of someone who died in the Pol Pot period. Aura often triggered flashback. Illustrative cases are provided. The article suggests the existence of local biocultural ontologies of trauma as evinced by the centrality of visual auras among Cambodian refugees.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 27 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 8 30%
Student > Bachelor 4 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 15%
Student > Master 3 11%
Librarian 3 11%
Other 5 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Unspecified 11 41%
Psychology 5 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 19%
Social Sciences 3 11%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 4%
Other 2 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 July 2018.
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#1,621,369
of 13,177,477 outputs
Outputs from Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry
#148
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#51,618
of 274,264 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Culture, Medicine & Psychiatry
#4
of 8 outputs
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