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.
- behavioral : Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
Ages Eligible For Study:
- ages 12-17, history of physical or sexual abuse, witnessing violence, or bullying; and English speaking