Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

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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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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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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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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