Angry responses to emotional events: the role of impaired control and drive in people with severe traumatic brain injury.

@article{McDonald2010AngryRT,
  title={Angry responses to emotional events: the role of impaired control and drive in people with severe traumatic brain injury.},
  author={Skye McDonald and Christopher Hunt and Julie D. Henry and Aneta Dimoska and Cristina Bornhofen},
  journal={Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={32 8},
  pages={855-64}
}
Emotional and behavioral changes (e.g., irritability and anger or alternatively passivity and inertia) are common after traumatic brain injury (TBI). These changes have been conceptualized as reflecting a loss of regulation, specifically control (loss of inhibition) and/or drive (self-initiation). However, no empirical studies have examined the relationship between neuropsychological measures of these constructs and emotional responsivity in situ. In this study, 29 individuals with severe… CONTINUE READING