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dc.contributor.authorLundstrom-Yurdin, Leah
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dc.description.abstractThe present study reports on the rate of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) among Israelis and Palestinians. A treatment efficacy study was proposed to determine whether the cause of dementia in elderly Israeli and Palestinian adults is due to a neurodegenerative condition or to an untreated mood disturbance as a result of PTSD. The present study examines the short- and long-term efficacies of 4 treatments for PTSD in participants living in an unsafe, unstable region amidst ongoing violence. The participants randomly selected will be 100 Israelis and Palestinians with suspected dementia and diagnoses of past or current PTSD. After baseline neuropsychological assessment, participants will be matched into 4 treatment groups including 3 experimental groups receiving Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Propranalol, or a combination of CBT and Propranalol, and 1 control group receiving a placebo. Follow-up studies will be conducted after 1, 3, and 6 months, and after 1 and 5 years using neuropsychological assessments and the post-traumatic stress disorder interview (PTSD-I), the Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II), and the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI) to evaluate a neurodegenerative or emotional basis for dementia and to assess the efficacy of each treatment for PTSD. It is hypothesized that the combination CBT-Propranalol treatment will have the greatest efficacy.en
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Psychology, Kalamazoo Collegeen
dc.description.sponsorshipKalamazoo College. Department of Psychology. VanLiere Symposium, 2009
dc.publisherKalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College.en
dc.relation.ispartofKalamazoo College Psychology VanLiere Symposium Collection
dc.rightsU.S. copyright laws protect this material. Commercial use or distribution of this material is not permitted without prior written permission of the copyright holder.
dc.titleDementia and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Long-Term Studyen

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    This collection contains posters by Psychology Department majors who present their Senior Individualized Projects to the members of the campus. Abstracts are generally available to the public, but PDF files are available only to current Kalamazoo College students, faculty, and staff.

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