Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

With novel technique, new study is first to definitively map the early development of PTSD
December 12, 2019
Most people who experience severe trauma recover their health. But 23 percent develop PTSD, a difficult-to-treat illness that combines intrusive thoughts about the trauma, avoidance of reminders of it, low mood and an exaggerated startle reaction. Which trauma victims will develop the disorder an...
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Veterans study suggest two sub-types of Gulf War illness
December 12, 2019
Brain imaging of veterans with Gulf War illness show varying abnormalities after moderate exercise that can be categorized into two distinct groups -- an outcome that suggests a more complex illness that previously thought.
Researchers at Georgetown University Medical Center, using fu...
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Distress tolerance plays role in alcohol use and abuse among firefighters
December 3, 2019
New findings by a University of Houston psychology professor indicate that among firefighters, distress tolerance amplifies associations between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms and alcohol use severity. In the world of psychology, distress tolerance is your actual or perceived abili...
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Improving trauma pain outcomes
November 13, 2019
Improving acute pain management after traumatic injury remains a priority for policymakers and clinicians as rates of injury and subsequent pain-related disability rise nationally. Yet, innovations in trauma pain management remain understudied.
A 7-year prospective cohort study from t...
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New pathways in brain's amygdala
November 12, 2019
Researchers at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) are pioneering an innovative brain study that sheds light on how the amygdala portion of the brain functions and could contribute to a better understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression and Alzheimer's disease....
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How brain injury can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder
November 4, 2019
Post-traumatic stress disorder in U.S. military members frequently follows a concussion-like brain injury. Until now, it has been unclear why. A UCLA team of psychologists and neurologists reports that a traumatic brain injury causes changes in a brain region called the amygdala; and the brain pr...
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Patients with mood, anxiety disorders share abnormalities in brain's control circuit
October 30, 2019
New research published today in shows for the first time that patients with mood and anxiety disorders share the same abnormalities in regions of the brain involved in emotional and cognitive control.
The findings hold promise for the development of new treatments targeting these reg...
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Insufficient evidence that medicinal cannabinoids improve mental health
October 29, 2019
Meta-analysis finds inadequate evidence that cannabinoids relieve depression, anxiety disorders, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, Tourette syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, or psychosis.
The most comprehensive analysis of medicinal cannabinoids and their impact on six...
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Young adults with PTSD may have a higher risk of stroke in middle age
October 18, 2019
Young adults who suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be more likely to experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or major stroke event by middle age, raising the risk as much as other better-known risk factors, according to new research published in , a journal of the American...
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