Emotion-driven impulsivity in PTSD
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A growing body of literature supports an association between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and emotion-driven impulsivity. The aim of this chapter is to synthesize theoretical and empirical research on the relation between PTSD and emotion-driven impulsivity, highlighting key psychological and biological mechanisms that may explain their association. In addition, we describe important avenues for future research, which include the following: (a) examination of the relation between PTSD and emotion-driven impulsivity stemming from positive emotions, (b) identification of the specific biological mechanisms underlying emotion-driven impulsivity in PTSD, and (c) exploration of the directionality of the association between PTSD and emotion-driven impulsivity. Finally, we end by discussing the potential relevance of the association between PTSD and emotion-driven impulsivity to assessment and intervention.
Emotion in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Etiology, Assessment, Neurobiology, and Treatment
Weiss, Nicole H., Shannon R. Forkus, Svetlana Goncharenko, and Ateka A. Contractor. "Emotion-driven impulsivity in PTSD." Emotion in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Etiology, Assessment, Neurobiology, and Treatment , (2020): 437-460. doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-816022-0.00015-6.