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Symposium on traumatic stress disorder scheduled by CRC

MIT's Clinical Research Center will present a symposium May 14 on the neuropsychiatry of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The symposium, which is open to the public, will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Bartos Theatre in the Wiesner Building.

Terence Keane of the National Center for PTSD at the Boston V.A. Medical Center will give an overview of the role of conditioning and extinction in PTSD. Michael Davis of Emory University's psychiatry department will speak on the neural systems involved in fear conditioning and anxiety, and Dr. Roger K. Pitman of Harvard's psychiatry department and MIT's Clinical Research Center will describe neuropsychopharmacological studies of conditioning and memory in PTSD.

For more information, call Susan Dalton at the Clinical Research Center at x8-6430.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on May 8, 2002.

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