Emotional numbness in individuals affected by Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a result of the depletion of emotional capacities. The ability to process emotions in a social context is a part of Social Cognition, which is still an under-explored topic in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The present study aimed at investigating Social Cognition deficits such as Emotion Recognition, Theory of Mind and their relationship with Emotional Numbing in 35 Military Police Officers, who were in Iraq in April 2006, during a terroristic Attack in An-Nasiriyah. Our results indicated that individuals suffering from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder showed Social Cognition deficits if compared to healthy subjects. These disorders seemed to concern Emotional Numbing rather than show clinical symptoms. Future research directions are suggested to improve the measurement of emotional functioning in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.
|Titolo:||Social cognition disorders in military police officers affected by posttraumatic stress disorder after the attack of An-Nasiriyah in Iraq 2006|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|