Posts Tagged ‘ Prefrontal ’

Acute Stress Disorder

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

The Twin-Tower attacks on 9/11 directly exposed thousands of New York residents to the horror of a near-death experience. This was associated with a sense of dread and impending doom, and accompanied by the witnessing of mayhem, and collective chaos. This is a report of a victim with Acute Stress Disorder.

What Happens to the Brain in PTSD?

Monday, July 8th, 2013

In 1937, James Papez proposed in his now-classic article, based on his anatomical research, “emotions have an anatomical mechanism and location in the brain” (“A Proposed Mechanism of Emotion.” Arch. Neurol. Psychiatry (1937): 38). Dr. MacLean, the leading authority in limbic neurology, in general championed Papez`s findings. He insisted that in the process of evolution Read more…