Aportes de los estudios de neuroimagen funcional a la comprensión del trauma infantil: Estudio preliminar

Translated title of the contribution: Contributions from functional neuroimaging studies to the comprehension of traumatic child experiences: Preliminary findings

Liliana Calderón-Delgado, Mauricio Barrera-Valencia, Ivette Noriega, Kareem Al-Khalil, Elizabeth Trejos-Castillo, Michael O'Boyle

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Abstract

This study aimed to describe the cerebral activation patterns using fMRI (Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging) technology in a sample of 15 children with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and 7 with no PTSD. The study used a Quasi-experimental methodology where two experimental tasks were applied: an emotional face task and a version of an emotional Stroop task. The results point out differences in the group of PTSD on the processing of negative stimuli and changes in their frontal lobe activation. These preliminary results suggest that early traumatic experiences affect typical brain development patterns. And explicit and implicit variables involved in the traumatic experiences are discussed as a part of any intervention process.

Translated title of the contributionContributions from functional neuroimaging studies to the comprehension of traumatic child experiences: Preliminary findings
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)19-33
Number of pages15
JournalRevista CES Psicologia
Volume14
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Child trauma
  • FMRI
  • Functional magnetic resonance imaging
  • Neuropsychology
  • PTSD
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder

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