Emotion in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Etiology, Assessment, Neurobiology, and Treatment
Emotion in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Etiology, Assessment, Neurobiology, and Treatment starts with an overview of the theoretical and empirical literature on specific emotions such as fear, anxiety, shame, guilt, disgust, and others, also discussing their relationship with PTSD. The book then moves into an exploration of the psychophysiology and neurobiological underpinnings of emotion in PTSD, followed by a review of the emotional difficulties individuals with PTSD encounter, such as distress intolerance, experiential avoidance, emotion driven impulsivity, and information-processing deficits. The book concludes with a section looking at different treatment approaches for PTSD, with a particular focus on effectively targeting emotion dysfunction in PTSD. Treatment approaches covered include acceptance-based therapy, self-compassion, emotion-regulation based methods, and more.