Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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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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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Fundamental insight into how memory changes with age
October 17, 2019
New research from King's College London and The Open University could help explain why memory in old age is much less flexible than in young adulthood.
Through experiments in mice the researchers discovered that there were dramatic differences in how memories were stored in old age, c...
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PTSD nearly doubles infection risk
October 15, 2019
First-of-its-kind study finds people with PTSD were 1.8 times as likely to have any infection as those without PTSD, ranging from being 1.3 times as likely to have meningitis, to 1.7 times as likely to have influenza, to 2.7 times as likely to have viral hepatitis.
A new Boston Univer...
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Impact of police stops on youth's mental health
October 9, 2019
New research looks into the impact police stops have on the mental health of youth. Assistant professors Dylan Jackson, Chantal Fahmy and Alexander Testa in the UTSA Department of Criminology & Criminal Justice collaborated with professor Michael Vaughn in the College for Public Health and So...
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Handling traumatic grief reactions in children and adolescents post-9/11
October 1, 2019
Grief reactions in traumatically bereaved youth, particularly in relation to a shared trauma, constitute a unique aspect of psychological distress. A new study in the , published by Elsevier, reports that this disorder warrants separate clinical attention.
In the wake of the World Tr...
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Anxiety disorders linked to disturbances in the cells' powerhouses
September 26, 2019
The powerhouse of the cell, the mitochondria, provides energy for cellular functions. But those activities can become disturbed when chronic stress leads to anxiety symptoms in mice and humans. Iiris Hovatta of the University of Helsinki and colleagues report these findings in a new study publish...
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Blood-brain barrier damage occurs even with mild head trauma
September 25, 2019
In a new study of adolescent and adult athletes, researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Stanford University and Trinity College in Dublin have found evidence of damage to the brain's protective barrier, without a reported concussion.
For the first time, the researchers wer...
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Abnormal gut bugs tied to worse cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis
September 12, 2019
A study involving military veterans with PTSD and cirrhosis of the liver points to an abnormal mix of bacteria in the intestines as a possible driver of poor cognitive performance -- and as a potential target for therapy.
The study appeared Aug. 28, 2019, in the .
Lead author D...
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