Neurobiology of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

  • Steven M. Southwick
  • John H. Krystal
  • David R. Johnson
  • Dennis S. Charney
Part of the The Springer Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)


In the general population, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has a 1% lifetime prevalence (Heizer et al., 1987). Estimates among war veterans are much higher, with 15% of Vietnam veterans currently meeting criteria for PTSD and 30% meeting lifetime criteria. Since their tour in Vietnam, another 20% of veterans have suffered from partial PTSD, having at least some symptoms disruptive of normal social functioning (Kulka et al., 1990).


Locus Coeruleus Panic Disorder Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Panic Attack Behavioral Sensitization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven M. Southwick
    • 1
  • John H. Krystal
    • 1
  • David R. Johnson
    • 1
  • Dennis S. Charney
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Veterans Affairs Medical CenterWest HavenUSA

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