Program for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Studies

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Iraq and Afghanistan Wars - Traumatic Brain Injury Research Study


We are currently recruiting individuals who have served in the Iraq or Afghanistan wars and are experiencing any difficulties related to a mild or moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) sustained during deployment.


The purpose of this study is to learn about the effects that TBI has on extinction learning- a type of learning that has been identified as important in the development of anxiety disorders. We also want to understand better the effects that TBI has on functioning in general, and on mood and anxiety symptoms. This is being done for the larger purpose of helping us to learn about the ways that our minds process stress.


The tests and procedures associated with this study will take each participant a total of 1-2 days to complete. Participants will complete an interview with one of the study clinicians, a neuropsychological assessment and a scanning procedure using x-ray and fMRI machines. All participants will also complete a series of self-report measures. This study will help to better inform care of patients who have experienced a mild or moderate TBI, but is not designed to directly provide assessment or treatment to patients who undergo the study procedures.

Eligible participants may be compensated up to $250 upon the completion of all study assessments.

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