Novel Neuroimaging Study on Dissociative Symptoms Reveals Wounds of Childhood Trauma

Childhood trauma can often lead to an individual to experience dissociative symptoms.  This neuroimaging study gives more insight into what is happening in the brain.

Being traumatized can cause what are known as dissociative symptoms—such as experiencing amnesia, an out-of-body experience, feeling emotionally numb—which may help people cope. Experiencing these symptoms intensely or for a long time, however, can negatively impact an individual’s ability to function.

A team led by investigators at McLean Hospital has now found that brain imaging analyses can uncover changes in functional connections between brain regions linked to a specific individual’s dissociative symptoms following trauma. The findings, which have been published in The American Journal of Psychiatry, may be useful for tailoring treatments for affected patients.

Please click the link below to see the results of the study.

Novel Neuroimaging Study on Dissociative Symptoms Reveals Wounds of Childhood Trauma

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