Search Swinburne Research Bank
Home List of Titles Anger in PTSD: Is there a need for a concept of PTSD-related posttraumatic anger?
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1959.3/214178
- Anger in PTSD: Is there a need for a concept of PTSD-related posttraumatic anger?
- McHugh, Tony; Forbes, David; Bates, Glen; Hopwood, Malcolm; Creamer, Mark
- Despite extensive research on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anger in PTSD has received little attention. This is surprising, given anger is a key predictor of treatment outcome in PTSD. This paper seeks to build an argument for investigating anger in PTSD as a discrete entity. A key argument is that the capacity to image visual mental phenomena is crucial to the aetiology and maintenance of anger in PTSD. Evidence is reviewed for the influence of visual imagery in anger in PTSD from the perspectives of neuropsychology, psychopathology, anger and PTSD. An argument is advanced for including visual imagery in an integrated (visual--linguistic) cognitive model of anger in PTSD. Directions for research on visual imagery in anger in PTSD and its treatment implications are discussed.
- Publication type
- Journal article
- Research centre
- Swinburne University of Technology. Faculty of Life and Social Sciences
- Clinical Psychology Review, Vol. 32, no. 2 (Mar 2012), pp. 93-104
- Publication year
- FOR Code(s)
- 1701 Psychology; 170106 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology; 170109 Personality, Abilities and Assessment
- Anger; PTSD; Trauma
- Publisher URL
- Copyright © 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
- Peer reviewed