A cognitive neuroscience account of posttraumatic stress disorder and its treatment.

  title={A cognitive neuroscience account of posttraumatic stress disorder and its treatment.},
  author={C. Brewin},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={39 4},
  • C. Brewin
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Behaviour research and therapy
  • Recent research in the areas of animal conditioning, the neural systems underlying emotion and memory, and the effect of fear on these systems is reviewed. This evidence points to an important distinction between hippocampally-dependent and non-hippocampally-dependent forms of memory that are differentially affected by extreme stress. The cognitive science perspective is related to a recent model of posttraumatic stress disorder, dual representation theory, that also posits separate memory… CONTINUE READING

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