Talk to the Veterans Crisis Line now
U.S. flag
An official website of the United States government
ORD only    All VA Research websites

Office of Research & Development

print icon sign up for VA Research updates

Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Computational Analysis of Neural Effects of Methylphenidate in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Howlett

Location: San Diego, CA
Congressional District Code: 52
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: July 2020 - June 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $242,246
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common service-related mental health conditions among all treatment-seeking Veterans, and the critical lack of advancement in pharmacological treatment of this disorder has recently been termed an urgent crisis by leaders in the field. The absence of progress in developing more effective treatments targeting PTSD stems from an inability to objectively characterize behavioral dysfunction related to PTSD symptoms and link it directly to under...

Questions about the R&D website? Email the Web Team.

Any health information on this website is strictly for informational purposes and is not intended as medical advice. It should not be used to diagnose or treat any condition.