Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Boys with inattention-hyperactivity face increased risk for traumatic brain injuries
February 19, 2020
McGill-led research shows that boys exhibiting inattention-hyperactivity at age 10 have a higher risk for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in adolescence and adulthood. Treatments to reduce these behaviours may decrease the risk for TBIs.
"Traumatic brain injuries are the leading cause...
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Brain inflammation in veterans with Gulf War illness
February 13, 2020
In a new discovery, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have detected widespread inflammation in the brains of veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Illness (GWI). These findings, published online in the journal on February 3, could serve as a guidepost for identifying and developing ...
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Focus on context diminishes memory of negative events, researchers report
February 5, 2020
In a new study, researchers report they can manipulate how the brain encodes and retains emotional memories. The scientists found that focusing on the neutral details of a disturbing scene can weaken a person's later memories -- and negative impressions -- of that scene.
The findings,...
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New study highlights prevalence of PTSD among obstetricians and gynaecologists
January 28, 2020
A new University of Liverpool led study, published in : An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology today (Tuesday, 28 January 2020), has revealed the prevalence of work-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among obstetricians and gynaecologists.
The study, funded ...
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Cyberbullying Linked to Increased Depression and PTSD
January 22, 2020
Cyberbullying had the impact of amplifying symptoms of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder in young people who were inpatients at an adolescent psychiatric hospital, according to a new study published in the . The study addressed both the prevalence and factors related to cyberbullying ...
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Chemicals between us: Surprising effects of oxytocin on cocaine addiction
January 15, 2020
A team of addiction researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) report in that oxytocin, a hormone produced naturally in the hypothalamus, has significant gender differences when used as a treatment for cocaine-addicted individuals with a history of childhood trauma.
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Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy may trigger long-term post-traumatic stress
January 15, 2020
One in six women experience long-term post-traumatic stress following miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
This is the finding of the largest ever study into the psychological impact of early-stage pregnancy loss, from scientists at Imperial College London and KU Leuven in Belgium.
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Potential new treatment for preventing post traumatic stress disorder
January 13, 2020
Research led by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) published in the points to a groundbreaking discovery about a new potential treatment and prevention for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
The research team, led by Dr. Fang Liu, Senior Scientist and Head of Molec...
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Study of veterans details genetic basis for anxiety, links anxiety and depression
January 7, 2020
A massive genomewide analysis of approximately 200,000 military veterans has identified six genetic variants linked to anxiety, researchers from Yale and colleagues at other institutions report Jan. 7 in the .
Some of the variants associated with anxiety had previously been implicated...
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