By J. Douglas Bremner, MD
The past decade has seen an explosion in the application of neuroimaging sciences to abuse-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related psychiatric disorders. In particular, neuroimaging, including PET and MRI technologies, has been useful in mapping out the neural circuitry of trauma-related disorders. Brain images have also been used to show that hippocampal volume and memory deficits have reversed following antidepressant treatment in PTSD. This intermediate course presented by J. Douglas Bremner, MD is intended for practicing clinicians.