Examine the effects of traumatic stress
Learn about normal brain development across the lifespan
Explore the neurobiology of PTSD
Highlight the changes in cognition and brain structure associated with PTSD
Identify crucial components to effective PTSD treatment
Examine the effects of pharmacotherapy on brain function
Learn about the function hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in the stress response systems, and abnormalities in the HPA axis in persons with PTSD
Identify specific neurochemicals implicated in the development of PTSD including chatecholamines, serotonin, amino acids (specifically GABA) and peptides.