Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Causes of vivid dreams
June 5, 2019
Many things, such as sleep deprivation and alcohol consumption, can cause vivid dreams. Certain sleep disorders may also make vivid dreams more likely.Everyone dreams but not everyone remembers doing so. People tend to spend about 2 hours each night dreaming. Sleep and dreams are...
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Predicting post-injury depression and PTSD risk
June 5, 2019
Although injury is unexpected and acute, it can result in long-term health problems and disability. Up to half of all patients experience postinjury depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the months after injury, increasing suboptimal recovery, disability, and costs for care. For ...
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What is learned helplessness?
June 1, 2019
Learned helplessness is a state that occurs after a person has experienced a stressful situation repeatedly. They come to believe that they are unable to control or change the situation, so they do not try — even when opportunities for change become available.Psychologists ...
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Fat in soil bacteria may protect against stress
May 31, 2019
A recent discovery could help to explain further why living with dirt can benefit human health. Scientists have found that a bacterium that lives in soil makes an anti-inflammatory fatty acid that can promote resilience to stress.
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Childhood adversity linked to early puberty, premature brain development and mental illness
May 31, 2019
Growing up in poverty and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault can impact brain development and behavior in children and young adults. Low socioeconomic status (L-SES) and the experience of traumatic stressful events (TSEs) were linked to accelerated puberty and bra...
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'Ecstasy' shows promise for post-traumatic stress treatment
May 30, 2019
An international study involving researchers from UBC Okanagan has shown that MDMA, also known as ecstasy, may be a valuable tool for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Published recently in , the study demonstrated substantial improvements in individuals who had not resp...
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May 29, 2019

What are the different categories or types of tremor?

Tremor is most commonly classified by its appearance and cause or origin. There are more than 20 types of tremor. Some of the most common forms of tremor include:
Essential tremor
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Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. Sertraline (Zoloft)
May 28, 2019

Alprazolam (Xanax) vs. sertraline (Zoloft): What's the difference?

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How to enhance or suppress memories
May 23, 2019
What if scientists could manipulate your brain so that a traumatic memory lost its emotional power over your psyche? Steve Ramirez, a Boston University neuroscientist fascinated by memory, believes that a small structure in the brain could hold the keys to future therapeutic techniques for treati...
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Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Zoloft (sertraline)
May 15, 2019

Klonopin (clonazepam) vs. Zoloft (sertraline): What's the difference?

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