Positron tomographic emission study of olfactory induced emotional recall in veterans with and without combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Vermetten2007PositronTE,
  title={Positron tomographic emission study of olfactory induced emotional recall in veterans with and without combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Eric Vermetten and Christian Schmahl and Steven M. Southwick and J. Douglas Bremner},
  journal={Psychopharmacology bulletin},
  year={2007},
  volume={40 1},
  pages={8-30}
}
OBJECTIVE Memory for odors is often associated with highly emotional experiences, and odors have long been noted by clinicians to be precipitants of trauma symptoms in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Primitive brain systems involved in fear responsivity and survival also mediate smell, including the olfactory cortex and amygdala. The purpose of this… CONTINUE READING