J. Douglas Bremner, M.D.
Dr. Bremner is Professor of Psychiatry and Radiology at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, and author of You Can’t Just Snap Out Of It: The Real Path To Recovery From Psychological Trauma: Introducing the START NOW Program.
Within the past 12 months, Dr. Bremner has no conflicts of interest relevant to this activity.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff, and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose relevant to this activity.
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Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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Upon completion of this Cyberounds®
, you should be able to:
- List the effects of stressors such as combat or childhood abuse on the brain and cognition, and the implications for health, public policy, rehabilitation and psychiatric treatment;
- Describe studies that show smaller volume of the hippocampus in posttraumatic stress disorder with associated cognitive memory deficits and explain theories behind these findings and effects of treatment on memory and the hippocampus;
- Discuss how dysfunction of medial prefrontal cortex and increased function in the amygdala may contribute to symptoms of stress-related disorders like PTSD, and the effects of treatment on these brain areas;
- Apply treatments for stress-related disorders, including PTSD and depression, that have been shown to have efficacy for these conditions.