Traumatic Stress Studies

Our program provides opportunities to participate in clinical research protocols that will help us better understand the underlying biology of and recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). In recent decades, our research has included groundbreaking studies on combat veterans, Holocaust survivors and their offspring, and victims of 9/11, sexual assault, and other types of trauma. Our research has enabled us to identify important factors that have led directly to an improved understanding of the syndrome.

Our research program at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center provides specialized clinical services to veteran trauma survivors who may be struggling with a range of symptoms that include depression, anxiety, and PTSD. We have projects at the Icahn School of Medicine as well. 

Our research provides a structured framework in which we can learn from trauma survivors about the impact of traumatic events on psychological and biological aspects of functioning. Ultimately, we have designed our work to help survivors identify maladaptive responses to trauma, and provide strategies for helping to alleviate emotional distress and change troubling behavioral patterns.

For more information, please visit the Yehuda Lab page