A new study conducted in Japan analyzes brain scans of teens before and after the earthquake to see who is at higher risk for PTSD. The study concluded that teens with weak front right connections in the brain had greater anxiety which can then lead to PTSD in traumatic situations. While this is not conclusive and more studies need to be done, it is something to guard for if you have had prior damage in that area of the brain. “The Magnificent Mind At Any Age” by Dr. Daniel Amen is an excellent book outlining other anxiety disorders and their relationship to the brain. He also offers many suggestions as to how to deal with such injuries.
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- Brain Images May Reveal PTSD Risk Before Disasters (livescience.com)