Objectives:To use brain imaging to better understand brain function, cognition and adjustment of veterans who may or may not be experiencing symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) or other co-occuring mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, etc.
Research plan and methods:Veterans with and without
PTSD, mTBI, depression, and other co-occurring disorders will be invited to complete mental health assessments, cognitive testing, and a brief, noninvasive task to measure brain activity (magnetoencephalography, or
This study has already increased understanding through numerous presentations and two articles in scientific journals. It has also gained a lot of media attention. A simple Google internet search of "Engdahl
PTSD" turns up over 97,000 results, including articles from Star Tribune, Pioneer Press, USA Today, TIME, CNET, and the Scientific American, as well as segments on Fox 9 News and Minnesota Public Radio.
If you are interested in our studies, please call our Project Coordinator at 612-467-1460