I just started reading the subject article and it seems to address a number of issues brought up in recent posts. It can be found at http://www.trauma-pages.com/vanderk4.htm
It is pretty technical but it is worthwhile as it contributes to better understanding of the relationship between the psychology of trauma to its biological manifestations in the body.
For instance it mentions that "after severe shock ... the dream life continually takes the patient back to the situation of his disaster from which he awakens with renewed terror... the patient has undergone a physical fixation to the trauma." p.1
I also recognized certain aspects of SA in its de>