Longitudinal changes in brain function associated with symptom improvement in youth with PTSD.

Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, USA; Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, USA; Research Imaging Institute, University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, USA. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

Previous studies indicate that youth with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have abnormal activation in brain regions important for emotion processing. It is unknown whether symptom improvement is accompanied by normative changes in these regions. This study identified neural changes associated with symptom improvement with the long-term goal of identifying malleable targets for interventions.

Keywords

Adolescent,Neuroimaging,Posttraumatic stress,Treatment,