Clinical Relevance of Biologic Findings in PTSD

  title={Clinical Relevance of Biologic Findings in PTSD},
  author={Rachel Yehuda},
  journal={Psychiatric Quarterly},
  • R. Yehuda
  • Published 2004
  • Psychology, Biology
  • Psychiatric Quarterly
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) describes a syndrome in which a trauma survivor experiences an inability to get the event out of his/her mind. The symptoms of PTSD were initially conceptualized as resulting from the cascade of biological and psychological responses following the activation of fear and other brain systems. In the last decade, scientific developments have led to a better understanding of why only certain individuals develop this disorder. Furthermore, studies of the… 

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