Social cognition in post-traumatic stress disorder: A systematic review.

CONCLUSIONS: Social cognition is disturbed in PTSD and should be regarded as an important symptom. Damages in social cognition seem to take part in the functional disability of people with PTSD. We highlight the interest of a systematic assessment of social cognition in the care of patients with PTSD and suggest which tests could be the most relevant for this evaluation. PRACTITIONER POINTS: •PTSD is no longer regarded as a subtype of anxiety disorder, but as part of a new category in the DSM-5. In clinical practice, symptoms tied to alterations in arousal and reactivity - such as irritability and vigilance - and to the disturbance of cognition and mood, are particularly closely correlated with poorer quality of life. Impaired social cognition clearly impacts the functional disability of people with PTSD. There are potential benefits of individualized cognitive remediation based on empathy and the emotional component of ToM (cognitive remediation, cognitive-behavioural therapy, therapeutic education, etc.) in PTSD people. PMID: 31696974 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The British Journal of Clinical Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Br J Clin Psychol Source Type: research

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