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What behaviours exhibited by individuals with PTSD can be explained

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What behaviours exhibited by individuals with PTSD can be explained by changes in the
Brain? With evidence and references.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.
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1. Atrophy of the hippocampus. UC San Francisoo presentation. See page 3.
Memory and perception of chronic pain
http://www.warrelatedillness.va.gov/paloalto/conferences/january-2009/slides/Schuff-MRI-in-TBI-and-PTSD-1-16-09.pdf

2. Lower volume of the amygdala. The amygdala moderates fear and anxiety responses. This study involves Iraq and Afghanistan veterans.
http://www.research.va.gov/currents/dec12-jan13/dec12-jan13-03.cfm

3. Association of flashbacks and associated behaviour with right sided brain activity. University of minnesota
http://www.research.va.gov/currents/dec12-jan13/dec12-jan13-03.cfm

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Hello Dr. K,

You have provided the same link for both points 2 and 3 in your answer.
In the link, I found supporting evidence for point 2 but not 3.

Could you kindly refer me to a link which supports point 3?

Thanks and regards

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Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.
http://www.futurity.org/ptsd-linked-to-right-brain-activity/

http://www.washacadsci.org/Journal/Journalarticles/V.93-3-Post%20Traumatic%20Stress%20Disorder.%20Sethanne%20Howard%20and%20Mark%20Crandalll.pdf

Let me know if this is what you need.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.
Perfect.
Thanks
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Expert:  Dr. K. replied 3 years ago.
Sure. Thanks for coming to JA

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