Journal article

The Mediating Role of Anger in the Relationship Between PTSD Symptoms and Impulsivity

Ateka A Contractor, Cherie Armour, Xin Wang, David Forbes, Jon D Elhai

PSYCHOLOGICAL TRAUMA-THEORY RESEARCH PRACTICE AND POLICY | EDUCATIONAL PUBLISHING FOUNDATION-AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2015

Abstract

Research indicates a significant relationship between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anger (Olatunji, Ciesielski, & Tolin, 2010; Orth & Wieland, 2006). Individuals may seek urgent coping to deal with the distress of anger, which is a mobilizing and action-oriented emotion (Novaco & Chemtob, 2002); possibly in the form of impulsive actions consistent with impulsivity's association with anger (Milligan & Waller, 2001; Whiteside & Lynam, 2001). This could be 1 of the explanations for the relationship between PTSD and impulsivity (Kotler, Julian, Efront, & Amir, 2001; Ledgerwood & Petry, 2006). The present study assessed the mediating role of anger between PTSD (overall scores and subs..

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