Trauma, Brain Injury, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma, Brain Injury, and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

September 2011 – Vol 13 – No. 3


Dear colleagues,

This issue brings together the areas of neurology, cognition, and post-traumatic stress, and represents a remarkable opportunity to synthesize these approaches. In this very specific context, I have chosen to defer to Nancy Andreasen, who has taken on authorship of the Editorial for DCNS 50, and I would like to thank her for agreeing to do this.

Sincerely yours,
Jean-Paul Macher, MD

In This issue

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César Carvajal, MD; Dieter Naber, MD

Guest editorial

What is post-traumatic stress disorder?
Nancy C. Andreasen, MD, PhD

State of the art

Post-traumatic stress disorder vs traumatic brain injury
Richard Bryant (Australia)

Post-traumatic stress disorder: the neurobiological impact of psychological trauma
Jonathan E. Sherin; Charles B. Nemeroff (USA)

Translational research

Clinical translation of stem cell therapy in traumatic brain injury: the potential of encapsulated mesenchymal cell biodelivery of glucagon-like peptide-1
Anna Heile; Thomas Brinker (Germany,USA)

Neurobiological consequences of traumatic brain injury
Thomas W. McAllister (USA)

Pharmacological aspects

New insights into secondary prevention in post-traumatic stress disorder
Joseph Zohar; Alzbeta Juven-Wetzler; Rachel Sonnino; Shlomit Cwikel-Hamzany; Evgenya Balaban; Hagit Cohen (Israel)

Clinical research

Neuropsychological and neuroimaging findings in traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder
Lisa A. Brenner (USA)

Addressing neuropsychiatric disturbances during rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury: current and future methods
David B. Arciniegas (USA)

Brief Reports

Post-traumatic stress disorder and declarative memory functioning: a review
Kristin W. Samuelson (USA)

Is progesterone a worthy candidate as a novel therapy for traumatic brain injury?
Donald G. Stein (USA)

Childhood trauma and psychosis – what is the evidence?
Ingo Schäfer; Helen L. Fisher (Germany,UK)

Involuntary coping mechanisms: a psychodynamic perspective
George E. Vaillant (USA)