Research on cerebral hemodynamics of frontal lobe in PTSD using NIRS
For 34 victims of Tokyo subway sarin attack, the frontal lobe function was investigated during eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR). And, cerebral hemodynamics in frontal lobe was examined using near infrared spectral analysis (NIRS) for 10 healthy subjects and 2 patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As the result, frontal lobe functional depression of frontal lobe was indicated in PTSD patients. It was indicated that the lowering of the cathexis was concerned in frontal lobe functional depression in PTSD patients. In patients with PTSD, according to the advance of EMDRt, the activation of the frontal lobe was decreased, and it was indicated that this pattern would be similar to that of healthy subject.
Original Work Citation
Koichi, T., Matuso, K., Toshiyuki, O., Tadashi, K., Akira, I., & Nobumasa, K. (2003). [Research on cerebral hemodynamics of frontal lobe in PTSD using NIRS]. Annual Report of the Research on Nervous and Mental Disorders, 186. Japanese
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