Yale Neuroimaging in PTSD Study
Our brains are made up of vast interconnected networks of cells called neurons. Essentially, different parts of the brain "talk" to one another through these connections. All of our memories, habits, and thought patterns rely on communication through neural networks.
Neural networks can be modified. They can change with experiences, age, and learning new things. We can work to change our neural networks to stop bad habits, negative thoughts, or unwanted memories.
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About the Study
This observational study uses magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to look at the brains of people receiving evidence-based therapies (therapy is not offered through the study).
We look for neural activity that has been associated with PTSD symptoms--particularly parts of the brain which relate to fear and memory.
Changes in the brain will be measured at 4 MR imaging appointments, which will be spaced out across the course of a year (baseline, 3 month, 6 month, 12 month).
Our aim is to better understand how PTSD treatment affects the brain and how a reduction in symptoms may present itself in one's neurocircuitry .