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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).

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