Contributing Author: Alexandria Marino, Katherine Blackwell, MD, PhD
Date Uploaded onto Website: August 19, 2016
Overview: This Facilitator’s Guide is meant to teach trainees to understand and critically evaluate research related to pathophysiology of PTSD and possible preventative strategies. In particular, trainees will evaluate one proposed intervention to prevent PTSD, namely the use of a visual, cognitively demanding task (in this case, the game Tetris) to reactivate and then modify reconsolidation of a traumatic memory in the early days following the traumatic event.
Author Affiliations: Alexandria Marino is a student in the Yale School of Medicine MD/PhD program. Dr. Katherine Blackwell is from the Yale School of Medicine. David Ross, MD, PhD and Ashley Walker, MD are the Contributing Editors for this publication. The National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative is a collaborative effort with AADPRT and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Council on Medical Education and Lifelong Learning and receives support from the NIH (R25 MH10107602S1) ©National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.