Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Amygdala and Fear

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Terence M. Keane, Brian P. Marx, Denise M. Sloan
      Pages 1-19
    3. Jacek Dbiec, Joseph LeDoux
      Pages 23-38
    4. Donald G. Rainnie, Kerry J. Ressler
      Pages 39-78
    5. Mieke Verfaellie, Jennifer J. Vasterling
      Pages 105-130
  3. Animal Models of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hagit Cohen, Gal Richter-Levin
      Pages 133-149
    3. Rajnish P. Rao, Aparna Suvrathan, Melinda M. Miller, Bruce S. McEwen, Sumantra Chattarji
      Pages 151-184
  4. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Arousal

  5. Stress hormones in post-traumatic stress disorder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Rachel Yehuda
      Pages 257-275
  6. Brain Imaging in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Israel Liberzon, Sarah N. Garfinkel
      Pages 297-317

About this book

Introduction

Post-traumatic stress disorder is a psychiatric condition that can occur in anyone who has experienced a life-threatening or violent event. The trauma can be due to war, terrorism, torture, natural disasters, accidents, violence, or rape. In Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Basic Science and Clinical Practice, widely regarded experts in the field outline the neurobiology of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and provide a range of state-of-the-art treatment strategies for clinicians. Originally associated exclusively with military service, PTSD is now recognized as a disorder that can result from any traumatic situation and can afflict children as well as adults. In this ground-breaking title, the authors review the current state of knowledge of PTSD, covering not only pharmacological and psychological treatment strategies but also epidemiological findings, the neurobiology and neurophysiology of PTSD, and brain imaging issues. In all, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Basic Science and Clinical Practice provides today's most relevant and up-to-date information regarding the treatment and understanding of those affected by PTSD and is an invaluable resource for all clinicians and neuroscientists concerned with the condition

Keywords

Cortex Flashbacks Hyperaroused Hypervigilance Neurobiology Nightmares PTSD Post-traumatic stress disorder Stress Trauma intervention neurons physiology therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Joseph E. LeDoux
  • Terrence Keane
  • Peter Shiromani
  1. 1.Center for Neural ScienceNew York UniversityNew YorkU.S.A.
  2. 2.School of MedicineBoston UniversityBostonU.S.A.
  3. 3.Brigham & Women's HospitalHarvard Medical SchoolBostonU.S.A.

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-329-9
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-60327-328-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-60327-329-9
  • About this book