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The Relationship Between Negative Expressivity, Anger, and PTSD Symptom Clusters

Claycomb, Meredith, Roley, Michelle, Contractor, Ateka, Armour, Cherie, Dranger, Paula, Wang, Li and Elhai, Jon (2016) The Relationship Between Negative Expressivity, Anger, and PTSD Symptom Clusters. Psychiatry Research, 243 . pp. 1-4. [Journal article]

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.06.012

Abstract

More investigation is needed to understand how specific posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptom clusters relate to the internal experience of anger and overt negative behaviors in response to anger (negative expressivity). We investigated whether anger mediated relations between PTSD symptom clusters and negative expressivity. Multiple regression revealed lower PTSD intrusion symptoms associated with higher levels of negative expressivity. Anger mediated this relationship. Higher avoidance symptoms related to higher negative expressivity. Clinical implications, limitations, and strengths are discussed.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:PTSD; Negative Expression; Anger
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Psychology
Research Institutes and Groups:Psychology Research Institute > Population Health Sciences and Mental Health Services
Psychology Research Institute
ID Code:35846
Deposited By: Prof Cherie Armour
Deposited On:13 Sep 2016 08:14
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:25

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