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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Returnees

CITATION:  Friedman, M.J.  (2006). Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Among Military Returnees from Afghanistan and Iraq.  The American Journal of Psychiatry Vol.163, Iss. 4;  pg. 586, 8 pgs

ABSTRACT:  In posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the normal restraint on the amygdala exerted by the medial prefrontal cortex, especially by the anterior cingulate gyrus and orbitofrontal cortex, is severely disrupted. A comparison of cognitive processing therapy with prolonged exposure and a waiting condition for the treatment of chronic posttraumatic stress disorder in female rape victims. 

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