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Emotional response patterns and emotional numbing in adult female victims of sexual assault with PTSD, Tristan A. Robinson

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Emotional response patterns and emotional numbing in adult female victims of sexual assault with PTSD
Title
Emotional response patterns and emotional numbing in adult female victims of sexual assault with PTSD
Statement of responsibility
Tristan A. Robinson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
DSM symptoms of emotional numbing appear to have a major impact on the course and outcome of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet the construct definition of emotional numbing itself has not been clearly established. Two opposing conceptualizations of this construct have been proposed in the traumatic stress literature. One holds numbing to be a form of non-effortful emotional avoidance, akin to dissociation, that results in diminished responsiveness to emotional stimuli in general (Foa, Zinbarg, & Rothbaum, 1992; Foa & Hearst-Ikeda, 1996). The other suggests that numbing entails a deficit in responsiveness to positive emotional stimuli but not to negative emotional stimuli (Litz, Orsillo, Kaloupek, & Weathers, 2000; Litz & Gray, 2002). In fact, the latter conceptualization suggests that symptoms of emotional numbing are related to augmented responsiveness to negative emotional stimuli. Research to date has yet to establish whether DSM symptoms of emotional numbing are associated with either of these hypothesized emotional response patterns. The current study examined subjective, psychophysiological, and expressive-motor indices of emotional responses to a series of emotionally evocative visual stimuli in 52 adult female sexual assault victims seeking treatment for current PTSD. Results indicated there was little variation in affective responses associated with the degree of emotional numbing symptom severity endorsed by participants. Findings are discussed in terms of their implications for future research aimed at clarifying the construct of emotional numbing
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UMS
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Robinson, Tristan A
Degree
Ph.D.
Dissertation year
2010.
Granting institution
University of Missouri--St. Louis
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Rape trauma syndrome
  • Rape victims
  • Women
  • Women
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Emotional response patterns and emotional numbing in adult female victims of sexual assault with PTSD, Tristan A. Robinson
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Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed December 16, 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-106)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
693323614
Extent
1 online resource (117 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)693323614
Label
Emotional response patterns and emotional numbing in adult female victims of sexual assault with PTSD, Tristan A. Robinson
Publication
Note
Title from title page of PDF (University of Missouri--St. Louis, viewed December 16, 2010)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 100-106)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
693323614
Extent
1 online resource (117 pages)
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)693323614

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