Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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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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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PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer
September 5, 2019
Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life had a twofold greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women who never had any PTSD symptoms, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public He...
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Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use
September 3, 2019
As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new UCL study reports that prescriptions are not backed up by adequate evidence.
The systematic review, published in the , finds that the active components of cannabis, called cannabinoid...
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Receptor protein in brain promotes resilience to stress
September 3, 2019
Scientists have discovered that a receptor on the surface of brain cells plays a key role in regulating how both animals and people respond to stress. The research suggests that the receptor may represent an important biomarker of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in humans and may offer a ne...
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New medication may be able to improve effects of psychological treatment for PTSD
August 29, 2019
A medication that boosts the body's own cannabis-like substances, endocannabinoids, shows promise to help the brain un-learn fear memories when these are no longer meaningful. These results, obtained in an early-stage, experimental study on healthy volunteers at Linköping University in Swede...
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Yet another way dogs help the military: aeromedical patient evacuations
August 22, 2019
They're physically and emotionally wounded -- most likely suffering from post-traumatic stress. Members of the United States military who serve abroad often return to the U.S. to treat their injuries and must be transported by aeromedical evacuation between medical facilities. Those who undergo t...
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Meaningful PTSD symptom decrease may lower type 2 diabetes risk
August 21, 2019
Research from Saint Louis University finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of incident type 2 diabetes.
The study, "Clinically Meaningful PTSD Improvement and Risk for Type 2 Diabe...
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'Stressors' in middle age linked to cognitive decline in older women
August 5, 2019
A new analysis of data on more than 900 Baltimore adults by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers has linked stressful life experiences among middle-aged women -- but not men -- to greater memory decline in later life.
The researchers say their findings add to evidence that stress hormon...
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Epileptic seizures reduced in mice after removal of newborn neurons
July 22, 2019
Epileptic seizures happen in one of every 10 people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). However, new research at The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) has uncovered an innovative approach to possibly slow the progression of epilepsy. Researchers at UTSA have successfully ...
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