In this case study, we present two Holocaust survivors who appeared to have adapted well post-trauma, but developed severe PTSD symptomatology following the onset of neurologic illness in later life. These individuals were referred for neuropsychological evaluations by their treating neurologists to assess their levels of cognitive functioning. We present the neuropsychological findings, and discuss possible mechanisms for the emergence of PTSD symptoms. These case studies demonstrate the need for systematic research to further investigate the potential relationship between aging, degenerative disease, and PTSD symptoms in elderly trauma survivors.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology|
|State||Published - Aug 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Clinical Neurology