Emotional processing in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder: a comparison with traumatized and normal controls.

@article{Amdur2000EmotionalPI,
  title={Emotional processing in combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder: a comparison with traumatized and normal controls.},
  author={Richard L. Amdur and Randy J Larsen and Israel Liberzon},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2000},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={219-38}
}
Emotional numbing (EN) symptoms are an important but poorly understood component of the response to trauma. To try to demonstrate EN, this laboratory study examined subjective and psychophysiological emotion responses to standardized visual stimuli in combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), combat veterans without PTSD, and nontraumatized controls. PTSD subjects showed no evidence of generalized reduction in subjective or psychophysiological emotion responses. In response to… CONTINUE READING

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