PSYB65H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 16: Traumatic Brain Injury, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Electrical Brain Stimulation
Traumatic events that may trigger ptsd include violent assault, natural or human-caused disaster, accident, and war. A prominent feature of ptsd diagnosis is that a traumatic external agent, rather than internal causes. The aim of psychoanalysis, the original talk therapy, is to trace symptoms to their unconscious roots and thus expose them to rational judgment. The limbic system and brainstem have properties akin to those of the id: they produce emotional and motivated behavior, including the will to survive and to reproduce. The posterior and the dorsolateral frontal cortices have properties akin to those of the ego: they allow us to learn and to solve everyday problems. The prefrontal neocortex has properties akin to those of the superego, enabling us to be aware of others and to learn to follow social norms. 16-1 multidisciplinary research on brain and behavioral disorders.