Selective Effects of Psychotherapy on Frontopolar Cortical Function in PTSD

The American Journal of Psychiatry

Fecha de publicación: December 2017


Autores: Gregory A. Fonzo, Ph.D., Madeleine S. Goodkind, Ph.D., Desmond J. Oathes, Ph.D., Yevgeniya V. Zaiko, B.A., Meredith Harvey, B.A., Kathy K. Peng, M.A., M. Elizabeth Weiss, Ph.D., Allison L. Thompson, Ph.D., Sanno E. Zack, Ph.D., Colleen E. Mills-Finnerty, Ph.D., Benjamin M. Rosenberg, B.A., Raleigh Edelstein, B.A., Rachael N. Wright, B.S., Carena A. Kole, B.S., Steven E. Lindley, M.D., Ph.D., Bruce A. Arnow, Ph.D., Booil Jo, Ph.D., James J. Gross, Ph.D., Barbara O. Rothbaum, Ph.D., Amit Etkin, M.D., Ph.D.

Background: Exposure therapy is an effective treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but a comprehensive, emotion-focused perspective on how psychotherapy affects brain function is lacking. The authors assessed changes in brain function after prolonged exposure therapy across three emotional reactivity and regulation paradigms.


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