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Introduction–Posttraumatic stress disorder: A neurocognitive perspective

  • JENNIFER J. VASTERLING (a1) (a2) and MIEKE VERFAELLIE (a2) (a3)
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*Correspondence and reprint requests to: Dr. Jennifer J. Vasterling, Psychology Service and VA National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, (116B), 150 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. E-mail: jennifer.vasterling@va.gov (Alternate contact: Dr. Mieke Verfaellie, Memory Disorders Research Center and Psychology Service, VA Boston Healthcare System (151A), 150 S. Huntington Ave., Boston, MA 02130. E-mail: verf@bu.edu)
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