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Impaired fear inhibition learning predicts the persistence of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Recent cross-sectional studies have shown that the inability to suppress fear under safe conditions is a key problem in people with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The current longitudinal study examined whether individual differences in fear inhibition predict the persistence of PTSD symptoms. Approximately 2 months after deployment to Afghanistan, 144 trauma-exposed Dutch soldiers were administered a conditional discrimination task (AX+/BX-). In this paradigm, A, B, and X are neutral ...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1016/j.jpsychires.2013.09.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
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Author
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of psychiatric research Journal website
Volume:
47
Issue:
12
Pages:
1991-1997
Publication date:
2013-12-05
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EISSN:
1879-1379
ISSN:
0022-3956
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uuid:a9333e1a-3044-4642-87b1-e594d1ca2b42
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454702
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pubs:454702

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