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Brain Response to Treatment for Pediatric PTSD
This study will examine how brain activation changes as a result of behavioral treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in adolescents. The investigators will conduct functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans before and after the widely-used trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy to better understand how the brain recovers from illness. This study will provide much needed information about brain abnormalities in abused youth, and could lead to improvements in behavioral treatments for patients who do not respond to current treatments.
Stanford is currently not accepting patients for this trial.
Collaborator: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
- Behavioral: Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
- ages 12-17, history of physical or sexual abuse, witnessing violence, or bullying; and
- receiving other psychotherapy currently, taking medications for a psychiatric disorder
currently, history of head injury with loss of consciousness longer than 5 minutes;
major medical condition such as epilepsy, diabetes, heart disease, or loss of hearing
or vision, developmental disorder such as fragile X, autism, or Down's Syndrome, MRI
contraindications including metal in the body from an injury or surgery,
non-removeable piercings, or braces, Intelligence Quotient (IQ) < 70; schizophrenia,
bipolar disorder, current substance abuse.
Ages Eligible for Study
9 Years - 17 Years
Genders Eligible for Study