Verbal memory impairment is a familial vulnerability factor for PTSD.

Sangermano, Lisa M.


  • We assessed combat veterans and their unexposed twins on verbal memory, verbal fluency, and visuospatial function. Both participants with PTSD and their unexposed twins without PTSD performed worse on verbal memory tasks, suggesting that impaired verbal memory ability is a preexisting, familial vulnerability factor for PTSD. Submitted in partial fulfillment of the grant requirement of the Tufts ... read more
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