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Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder : Basic Science & Clinical Practice
Shiromani, Peter, Joseph E. LeDoux and Terence Keane (Eds)
Humana Press / Springer Verlag / Hardcover / 2009-04-01 / 160327328X
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric illness that can occur in anyone who has experienced a life-threatening or violent event. The trauma can be due to war, terrorism, torture, natural disasters, violence, or rape. In PTSD the brain areas that are likely to be affected are the hippocampus (memory), amygdala (fear association), the prefrontal cortex (cognitive processing), and the ascending reticular activating system (arousal). The chemical of interest is norepinephrine, which is released during a stressful event and is part of the fight-or-flight response meant to mobilize the body to action.The objective of this title is to outline the neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder and provide treatment strategies for clinicians. The chapter material from this book has evolved from a seminar on PTSD held recently under the auspices of the VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston University Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. We propose a book that will focus on the epidemiology, neurobiology, MRI studies, animal models, arousal and sleep issues, clinical trials, and treatment strategies for clinicians. Treatment will cover such topics as guidelines for treating posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD and the use of mental health services, cognitive intervention therapy, and large scale clinical trials in PTSD. This collection will be a vital source of information to clinicians and neuroscientists.

Contents:

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder: Definition, Prevalence, and Risk Factors

Terence M. Keane, PhD, Brian P. Marx, PhD, and Denise M. Sloan, PhD

Amygdala and Fear

Amygdala and the Neural Pathways of Fear
Jacek Debeic, MD, PhD, MPhil and Joseph E. LeDoux, MD

Physiology Of The Amygdala: Implications For Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Donald G Rainnie, PhD and Kerry J. Ressler, MD, PhD

Counteracting Molecular Pathways Regulating The Reduction Of Fear: Implications For The Treatment Of Anxiety Diseases

Andre Fischer, PhD and Li-Huei Tsai, MD, PhD

Memory In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Neurocognitive Approach

Mieke Verfaellie, PhD and Jennifer J. Vasterling, PhD

Animal Models of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Towards Animal Models of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Hagit Cohen, PhD and Gal Richter-Levin, PhD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: From Neurons to Networks, Rajnish Rao, PhD, Aparna Suvrathan, Melinda M. Miller, Bruce S. McEwen, PhD, and Sumantra Chattarji, PhD

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Arousal

Arousal Neurons in the Brain, Priyattam J. Shiromani, PhD and Carlos Blanco-Centurion, PhD

Hyperarousal and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: A Role for the Hypercretin System, Matt Carter, B.Sc and Luis deLecea, PhD

The Locus Coeruleus-Noradrenergic System and Stress: Implications for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Craig Berridge, PhD

Effect Of Stress On Sleep And Its Relationship To Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Larry D. Sanford, PhD and Xiangdong Tang, PhD

Stress hormones in post-traumatic stress disorder

Stress Hormones And Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Rachel Yehuda, PhD

Low Basal Cortisol And Startle Responding As Possible Biomarkers Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: The Influence Of Internalizing And Externalizing Comorbidity, Mark W. Miller, PhD, Erika J. Wolf, MA, Laura Fabricant, BA, and Nathan Stein, PhD

Brain Imaging in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Functional Neuroimaging In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Israel Liberzon, MD and Sarah N. Garfinkel, PhD

The Amygdala in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Lisa Shin, PhD

Treatment Strategies

Pharmacological Treatment Of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Murray Raskind, MD

Guided Imagery as a Therapeutic Tool in Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Jennifer Strauss, PhD, Patrick S. Calhoun, PhD and Christine E. Marx, MD, MA

Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy for Combat Related Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Albert Rizzo, PhD, Greg Reger, PhD, Greg Gahm, PhD, JoAnn Difede, PhD and Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD, ABPP

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