Toward a psychobiology of posttraumatic self-dysregulation: reexperiencing, hyperarousal, dissociation, and emotional numbing.

@article{Frewen2006TowardAP,
  title={Toward a psychobiology of posttraumatic self-dysregulation: reexperiencing, hyperarousal, dissociation, and emotional numbing.},
  author={Paul A. Frewen and Ruth A. Lanius},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  year={2006},
  volume={1071},
  pages={
          110-24
        }
}
In this article we propose a psychobiological model that construes PTSD fundamentally as a disorder of affect arousal regulation. Neuroimaging studies of emotion regulation in psychologically healthy populations are initially reviewed as a framework for interpreting the results of previously published investigations of the neural correlates of PTSD reexperiencing and dissociation. We then apply the emotion regulation framework toward understanding other perturbed affective states in PTSD. We… CONTINUE READING

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