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Neurobiology of PTSD Relevance to Memory Recall of Abuse

Neuroanatomy Memory Ptsd

PTSD is associated with long-term changes in the function and structure of brain regions and neurochemical systems involved in the stress response Bremner, 2002 Bremner, 2005b Pitman, 2001 Vermetten amp Bremner, 2002a, 2002b Fig. 1.1 . Brain regions that are felt to play an important role in PTSD include hippocampus, amygdala, and medial prefrontal cortex. Cortisol and norepinephrine are two neurochemical systems that are critical in the stress response Fig. 1.1 . The neurobiology of PTSD is...