Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

MSC 09 5030
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: 505-272-2223

Grand Rounds: Neuropsychological Function and PYSD: Disengaging from Trauma

February 16, 2015

Robin Aupperle, presents Neuropsychological Function and PTSD: Disengaging from Trauma.” Aupperle is Assistant Professor, Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR), University of Tulsa, OK. Her work has linked anxiety to neurocognitive weaknesses, especially executive functions.  She has also published a paper on a short treatment to teach patients with generalized anxiety to switch attention from "threatening" to "nonthreatening"  faces, which when successful resulted in increased activation to higher cortical regions and decreased activation to "emotional" circuits. 

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Domenici Center East Building, Auditorium, Rm. 1220.

At the end of this presentation the audience will be able to:
1. Summarize the neuropsychological functions that play a role in PTSD.           
2. Discuss how neuropsychological functions may influence PTSD treatments.
3. Identify limitations in the literature and avenues for future research concerning neuropsychological function and PTSD.

All psychiatrists, other physicians, fellows, residents, medical students and behavioral health providers  -- as well as members of the public -- are welcome to attend. Admission is free.

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