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Posttraumatic stress disorder treatment: Genetic predictor of response to exposure therapy
Date:6/11/2013

t-66 allele of BDNF, compared with patients with the Val/Val allele, showed poorer response to exposure therapy.

"This paper reflects an important and significant advance, in translating recent ground-breaking findings in animal and human neuroscience into clinically anxious populations," said first author Dr. Kim Felmingham.

She added, "Findings from this study support a widely held, but largely untested, hypothesis that extinction is necessary for exposure therapy. It also provides evidence that genotypes influence response to cognitive behavior therapy."

This finding supports prior evidence and highlights the importance of considering genotypes as potential predictor variables in clinical trials of exposure therapy.


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Contact: Rhiannon Bugno
Biol.Psych@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-0880
Elsevier
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