Biomarkers of Clinical Response to Cognitive Treatment of PTSD in Youth

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 now accepting new patients for this trial. Please contact Amy Garrett at 650-736-1874 for more information.



  • behavioral : Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy

Phase: N/A


Ages Eligible For Study:

9 Years - 17 Years

Inclusion Criteria

- ages 12-17, history of physical or sexual abuse, witnessing violence, or bullying; and English speaking

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Primary Contact:

Amy Garrett 650-736-1874

Stanford University School of Medicine 300 Pasteur Drive Stanford, CA 94305

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