Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders focus on posttraumatic stress disorder

Ahead of the International Society For Traumatic Stress Studies Annual Meeting, to be held in Baltimore MD from 3rd-5th November, Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders is publishing a trio of articles in October on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Javenbakht and colleagues report on a critical review of event-related potential studies in PTSD in which they suggest that event-related potential abnormalities may be affected by the level of illness severity. Simmons and colleagues report findings from a functional magnetic resonance imaging study carried out in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan war with and without PTSD, in which they measure the effects of a well-validated face processing task on brain activation.Finally Savitz and colleagues present results of a magnetic resonance imaging study of habenula volume in patients with PTSD.

Biology of Mood & Anxiety Disorders is a newly launched journal that focuses on the pathophysiology of mood and anxiety disorders. The journal welcomes research in all areas related to the disorders at the level of their underlying mechanisms.

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