COMPUTATIONAL PSYCHIATRY

Post-traumatic stress disorder as a disorder of prediction

Disproportionate reactions to unexpected stimuli and greater attention to perceived threat are cardinal symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Computational psychiatry helps explain how these responses develop and result from abnormalities in learning and prediction during and after traumatic events.

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Fig. 1: A computational psychiatry approach to investigating possible learning anomalies in PTSD.

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Seriès, P. Post-traumatic stress disorder as a disorder of prediction. Nat Neurosci 22, 334–336 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-019-0345-z

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