Nicole A. Short, Joseph W. Boffa, Kevin Clancy, Norman B. Schmidt
Journal of Affective Disorders,
Volume 230,2018,Pages 77-83,ISSN 0165-0327,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jad.2017.12.063.
Individuals with PTSD most commonly used avoidance as an emotion regulation strategy. Multilevel modeling indicated that baseline PTSD symptoms predicted maladaptive emotion regulation strategy use. After covarying for morning PTSD symptoms, maladaptive emotion regulation prospectively predicted increased PTSD symptoms later in the day. Adaptive emotion regulation strategies did not uniquely predict later PTSD symptoms.