Episodic future thinking

What is episodic future thinking in PTSD?

Episodic future thinking may be disrupted in people with PTSD. It refers to thought processes that contribute to the mental construction, imagination, or simulation of possible future events. Episodic future thinking plays a role in planning, problem-solving, coping, regulating emotional states and goal-motivated behaviour.

What is the evidence for episodic future thinking in people with PTSD?

Moderate to low quality evidence found no differences in episodic future thinking between people with PTSD and people without PTSD.

August 2021

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Last updated at: 2:50 pm, 16th March 2022
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