Neurocognitive Functioning in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

  title={Neurocognitive Functioning in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder},
  author={Michael David Horner and Mark B Hamner},
  journal={Neuropsychology Review},
This paper reviews the literature on performance on standard neuropsychological tests among individuals with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Of 19 studies, 16 reported impairment of attention or immediate memory (or both); however, most of these studies included PTSD patients with significant psychiatric comorbidity, so that the extent to which the observed deficits are specifically attributable to PTSD remains unclear. Other potential confounds, including medical illness, substance abuse… CONTINUE READING


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