Multivariate Assessment of Explicit Memory Function in Combat Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

@article{Gilbertson2001MultivariateAO,
  title={Multivariate Assessment of Explicit Memory Function in Combat Veterans with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder},
  author={Mark W. Gilbertson and Tamara V. Gurvits and Natasha B. Lasko and Scott P Orr and Roger K. Pitman},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
  year={2001},
  volume={14},
  pages={413-432}
}
Declarative memory impairment is a frequent complaint of patients suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). We assessed memory, attention, visual spatial skills, and executive function in Vietnam combat veterans with (n = 19) and without (n = 13) PTSD. Although PTSD subjects demonstrated a “generalized impairment” relative to non-PTSD subjects on a majority of tasks, only attention and memory provided unique and independent prediction of PTSD versus non-PTSD status. Our findings… CONTINUE READING

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