The Fear Response in Dissociative Identity Disorder: a Fear Potentiated Startle Study.

Kahhale, Isabella

The overgeneralization of conditioned fear and the impaired ability to extinguish fear are potential mechanisms underlying alterations in arousal associated with trauma-spectrum disorders. Classic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is associated with an exaggerated acoustic startle response (ASR) and a failure to extinguish the fear response in a fear-potentiated startle (FPS) paradigm. Dissocia... read more

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Tufts University. Department of Psychology.
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