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

Meredith Claycomb, Michelle Roley, Ateka Contractor, Cherie Armour, Paula Dranger, Li Wang, Jon Elhai

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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.
LanguageEnglish
Pages1-4
JournalPsychiatry research
Volume243
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Sep 2016

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  • PTSD
  • Negative Expression
  • Anger

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Claycomb, M., Roley, M., Contractor, A., Armour, C., Dranger, P., Wang, L., & Elhai, J. (2016). The Relationship Between Negative Expressivity, Anger, and PTSD Symptom Clusters. 243, 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.06.012
Claycomb, Meredith ; Roley, Michelle ; Contractor, Ateka ; Armour, Cherie ; Dranger, Paula ; Wang, Li ; Elhai, Jon. / The Relationship Between Negative Expressivity, Anger, and PTSD Symptom Clusters. 2016 ; Vol. 243. pp. 1-4.
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