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PTSD as Emotional Habit Bias

  PART 1     This most excellent article (1) explains how two main memory systems relate to two  manifestations related to PTSD, the  enhancement and the impairment of traumatic memory which may be difficult to explain via a unitary model of memory, but these seemingly antagonistic effects can […]

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Why Behaviour becomes Unreasonable

This article (1) looks at how sufferers of PTSD  have heightened activation of the emotional or fear based part of the brain, the amgydaloid part of the brain. We have suggested before in various blogs that this hyperactive amgydaloid region takes over from the more reasonable prefrontal cortex […]

Is there an emotional processing problem in alcoholics?

Given the relative paucity of research into the processing of emotions (as opposed to recognition of emotions etc) we will have to consider how a known disorder of emotional processing  Alexithymia relates to addiction. Alexythymia and Addiction Effective emotion regulation skills include the ability to be aware of emotions, identify and label […]

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