Neurobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder

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Recent advances on the neurobiology of posttraumatic stress disorder include: the utilization of functional brain imaging; the incorporation of cross-system research including neuroendocrine (hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal and hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axes), neurochemical (corticotropin-releasing factor, norepinephrine, serotonin, endogenous opiates), and neuroimmunological (humoral and cellular immunity) systems; the expansion beyond exclusive study of combat veterans to include posttraumatic stress disorder patients suffering from noncombat traumas; and the development of animal models of traumatic stress.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)211-218
Number of pages8
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2000
Externally publishedYes

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  • Neuroscience(all)


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