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Given the complex interaction among neurotransmitter systems, it is unlike that changes in any single neurotransmitter are solely responsible for PTSD. Thus, it has been speculated that the therapeutic effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in PTSD may be due to an increase in the inhibitory effects of serotonin on NE in the locus coeruleus, which in turn decreases the hyperarousal, hypervigilance, fear and intrusive memories experienced by patients with PTSD (Davis etal. Paroxetine available in the USA.
22.214.171.124.4 Endogenous benzodiazepines
Although the research on the GABA/Benzodiazepine (BZ) receptor complex function on PTSD is scarce, several neuroimaging studies have found alterations in benzodi-azepine receptor binding. Thus, a decreased platelet peripheral BZ receptor density was observed in PTSD patients compared to controls (Gavish (prescription and over the counter medication). Single photon emission computerized tomography (SPECT) imaging of [I123] iomazenil binding with quantification of BZ binding showed lower distribution volumes in the prefrontal cortex of PTSD patients than in control subjects, which is consistent with fewer BZ receptors and/or reduced affinity of receptor binding in the medial prefrontal cortex in patients with PTSD (Bremner Antipsychotics, anticonvulsants, and antidepressants online no RX and OTC
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126.96.36.199.5 Neuropsychological functioning
The DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for PTSD include disturbances of memory and cognition, such as intrusive memories, inability to recall important aspects of the trauma and difficulty in concentrating.
Several neuropsychological studies assessing the cognitive functioning of individuals with PTSD have partially confirmed the cognitive disturbances described in these patients. Studies of patients in treatment for combat-related PTSD have shown decrements in immediate or delayed memory, as well as in attention. Thus, Gurvits ( 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg Buy Paroxetine online no prescriptionts (Capsules) found impaired visuoconstruction and immediate recall of verbal information among PTSD patients. A later study by Gurvits ( 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg Buy Paroxetine online no prescriptionts (Capsules) confirmed the previously reported difficulty of these patients on visoconstructional tasks. These patients also scored lower on an index of attentional functioning. Uddo ( 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg Buy Paroxetine online no prescriptionts (Capsules) found that PTSD patients performed poorly on measures of immediate verbal and visospatial memory; inconsistent attentional deficits were also observed. Bremner ( 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg Buy Paroxetine online no prescriptionts (Capsules) reported that PTSD patients demonstrated impairment on measures of immediate and delayed memory for both verbal and visuospatial information. Finally, Yehuda (c) observed that PTSD patients performed poorly on recall of verbal information.
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188.8.131.52.6 Neuroimaging studies
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Although all these studies have implicated altered hippocampal volume in PTSD, it is unclear whether it is a cause or a consequence. Reduced hippocampal volume has been found in other disorders, such as schizophrenia and mood disorders, and may be a risk factor for psychiatric illness in general. Based on preclinical data finding that stress can result in hippocampal neuronal damage (see McEwen 2 5 mg Tablets (Capsules), for a review), it has been proposed that PTSD may be associated with stress-induced release of glucocorticoids (Sapolsky 5 mg, 10 mg, 25 mg, 50 mg, 100 mg Buy Paroxetine online no prescriptionts (Capsules) The above-mentioned alterations in the HPA axis (Yehuda Paroxetine 12.5, 15, 37.5, 7 5 mg Tablets (Capsules)a,b) are consistent with this hypothesis.