Cognitive function and dissociative disorder status among veteran subjects with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder: A preliminary study

V. Roca, J. Hart, T. Kimbrell, T. Freeman

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Abstract

Twenty-seven veteran subjects with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were evaluated for dissociative disorders. Ten subjects met criteria for one or more dissociative disorders, and 17 subjects did not meet dissociative disorder criteria. Neurocognitive profiles of the two groups differed in several areas, with veterans meeting diagnostic criteria for both PTSD and a dissociative disorder and demonstrating considerably greater deficits in attention, autobiographical memory, and verbal memory than PTSD subjects without comorbid dissociative disorder diagnosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)226-230
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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