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Researchers Find PTSD May Be Genetically Based
2012-04-02 11:01:31

A new UCLA study, published in the current online edition of the Journal of Affective Disorders, may shed light on why some persons succumb to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not The findings suggest that susceptibility to PTSD is inherited, which could offer doctors a fresh way of screening for and treating the disorder. Pinpointing genes connected with PTSD symptoms will help neuroscientists classify the disorder based on brain...

2011-12-02 08:00:00

A recent article in USA Today states that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is experienced in about 200,000 veterans according to the VA (http://usat.ly/rTn1t2). A leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder is guilt that troops experience because of moral dilemmas faced in combat. Dr. Bonnie Weil treats PTSD as well as the related disorder also known as Survivor Guilt. (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 A recent article in USA Today states that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is...

2011-11-30 14:39:47

Study identifies risk factors for those most in need of treatment A Florida State University clinical psychologist has identified factors that could cause some women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to have chronic, persistent symptoms while others recover naturally over time. At the conclusion of a two-year study of women from across the nation, Assistant Professor Jesse R. Cougle found that those with PTSD who reported a history of rape or severe childhood physical abuse...

2011-11-22 11:11:39

Although police officers are at a high risk of experiencing traumatic events (TE) in their work, they are no more likely than the general population to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These are the findings from the second phase of an original and groundbreaking study published by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) on the risk and protective factors of post-traumatic stress...

2011-10-04 11:05:23

TAU discovers a quick injection can prevent PTSD in 60% who experience trauma As soldiers return home from tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, America must cope with the toll that war takes on mental health. But the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is becoming increasingly expensive, and promises to escalate as yet another generation of veterans tries to heal its psychological wounds. New hope for preventing the development of PTSD has been uncovered by Prof. Joseph Zohar...

2011-09-06 11:05:42

Meaningful associations dependent on reliable measures of pre-existing trauma Data in a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry suggest that certain variants of a gene that helps regulate serotonin (a brain chemical related to mood), may serve as a useful predictor of risk for symptoms related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a trauma. "One of the critical questions surrounding PTSD is why some individuals are at risk for developing the disorder following...

2011-05-09 20:45:05

Recognizing early signs is critical to effective treatment Although most commonly associated with military combat, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur in civilians, too "“ and with consequences that are just as serious, according to a new review article in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that occurs after a person experiences a traumatic event involving physical injury, and occurs in 20 to 51 percent of...

2011-04-21 07:00:00

BRANFORD, Conn., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leader in the development of neurosteroids for central nervous system disorders, today announced commencement of a proof-of-concept clinical trial of its lead candidate ganaxolone for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ganaxolone modulates inhibitory GABA-A receptors, possibly at a specific neurosteroid recognition site. Neurosteroid levels have been implicated in both the severity and...

2011-03-01 13:59:10

PTSD sufferers would give up an average of 13 years of life to be without the disorder -- but may not realize that some symptoms don't affect happiness In the case of post-traumatic stress disorder, not all symptoms are created equal. In an effort to better treat PTSD, a study published March 1 in the journal Psychiatric Services is the first to examine which problems associated with PTSD actually correspond to lower quality of life, as indicated by the patient's willingness to die sooner or...


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