Stress, Memory, and Trauma

PTSDRecent studies on PTSD concern risk and resilience variables in health personnel deployed to Iraq, adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and survivors of the earthquake in Wenchuan, China. In addition to working with people with PTSD per se, we have commenced laboratory studies concerning working memory, and investigating methods of taxing working memory that may attenuate negative emotional memories.

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