The relationship between negative expressivity, anger, and PTSD symptom clusters

Meredith Claycomb, Michelle E. Roley, Ateka A. Contractor, Cherie Armour, Paula Dranger, Li Wang, Jon D. Elhai

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalPsychiatry Research
StatePublished - Sep 30 2016
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry


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