"There's one core structure in the brain that's over-responsive in PTSD—that's the amygdala," he says. This region is critical for perceiving and responding to threats. In PTSD, the amygdala is hypersensitive to threats, producing fear in situations that wouldn't seem to be frightening to most people.
But in brain scans of people who have high levels of callous or unemotional traits, "We see a reduced response of the amygdala to threat," says Blair.
CaptainVegetable wrote:Hi everyone. For a long time I've been thinking about whether someone with a psychopathy diagnosis can also develop PTSD? Because PTSD requires a trauma, and this by definition needs to have a negative effect on the person's emotional reaction, can a person with psychopathy, who cannot feel the full range of emotions develop PTSD?
If anyone has either of these diagnoses would like to pitch in with a comment, that would be great. Thanks!
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