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Verbal memory and treatment response in post-traumatic stress disorder.

Abstract:

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with verbal memory deficits, which could influence treatment outcome. We assessed neuropsychological functioning in individuals with PTSD and their response to cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). Treatment non-responders had significantly poorer performance on measures of verbal memory compared with responders and demonstrated narrative encoding deficits. Differences were not explained by IQ, performance on tasks of attention, initial...

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10.1192/bjp.bp.107.045922

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
Volume:
193
Issue:
3
Pages:
254-255
Publication date:
2008-09-05
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EISSN:
1472-1465
ISSN:
0007-1250
URN:
uuid:d7974427-b5d0-45d9-b63b-04839d31c948
Source identifiers:
382826
Local pid:
pubs:382826

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