BRAIN and NERVE Shinkei Kenkyu no Shinpo Volume 70, Issue 11 (November 2018)

Mental and Organic Features of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Jun Shigemura 1 , Takeshi Tanigawa 2 , Yuki Kobayashi 1 , Mie Kurosawa 1 , Ai Noda 2 , Aihide Yoshino 1 1Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, National Defense Medical College 2Department of Public Health, Juntendo University School of Medicine Keyword: 心的外傷後ストレス障害 , PTSD , 外傷神経症 , 外傷的脳負傷 , 道徳的負傷 , 東日本大震災 , posttraumatic stress disorder , traumatic brain injury , TBI , traumatic neurosis , moral injury , Great East Japan Earthquake pp.1247-1254
Published Date 2018/11/1
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Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental disorder that can develop following exposure to a traumatic event. Historically, it has been debated whether features of this disorder derive from mental or brain organic changes. Recent developments in neuroimaging and biological studies suggest a biological background of PTSD. In contrast, recent literature shows an impact of psychological context in the traumatic experiences, and concepts such as “moral injury” have been developed. Future studies are needed to better understand the mental and organic mechanisms underlying PTSD.

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70巻11号 (2018年11月)
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