Verbal memory and treatment response in post-traumatic stress disorder.

  title={Verbal memory and treatment response in post-traumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Jennifer Wild and Ruben C. Gur},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  volume={193 3},
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with verbal memory deficits, which could influence treatment outcome. We assessed neuropsychological functioning in individuals with PTSD and their response to cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). Treatment non-responders had significantly poorer performance on measures of verbal memory compared with responders and demonstrated narrative encoding deficits. Differences were not explained by IQ, performance on tasks of attention, initial… CONTINUE READING
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