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2010-12-21 07:24:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers believe that current diagnostic procedures for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) fail to achieve adequate research into the broad nature of the traumatic event, according to this study. The relevancy of a person's subjective experience in determining what constitutes a traumatic event has been a source of debate among PTSD specialists for years. The study concludes that both objective and subjective factors are relevant and that current PTSD...

2010-12-17 13:25:19

Current diagnostic procedures for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) fail to adequately reflect research into the broad nature of a traumatic event, according to a study that will appear in the January print issue of Psychological Bulletin. The relevancy of an individual's subjective experience in determining what constitutes a traumatic event has been a source of debate among PTSD specialists for years. The study concludes that both objective and subjective factors are relevant and that...

2010-12-09 07:42:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- For smokers with military-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), integrating smoking cessation treatment with mental health treatment for PTSD resulted in higher rates of prolonged smoking abstinence, compare to referral for assistance with quitting smoking, according to this study. Addiction to nicotine is much more common among individuals with mental illness. Posttraumatic stress disorder, a common mental disorder, is highly associated with smoking (45 percent)...

2010-11-17 17:25:43

Study Highlights:     * Veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have more than double the risk of death from any causes and a higher risk of cardiovascular death compared to veterans without the syndrome.    * Greater calcium buildup in the arteries among those with PTSD may be the reason for the greater risk of death.    * PTSD may be an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease, and veterans who suffer from it should receive...

2010-11-11 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric condition that can affect people who have experienced life-threatening events. This condition, so often associated with combat traumas, also affects many Americans who have lived through other types of traumatic events, such as car crashes or other serious accidents, fires, or natural disasters. Further improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD is a top priority for the VA Research...

2010-09-30 14:32:12

First Preventative Approach to Improve Outcomes in Traumatized Children After experiencing a potentially traumatic event "“ a car accident, a physical or sexual assault, a sports injury, witnessing violence "“ as many as 1 in 5 children will develop Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). A new approach that helps improve communication between child and caregiver, such as recognizing and managing traumatic stress symptoms and teach coping skills, was able to prevent chronic and...

2010-09-28 20:39:28

In recent years, several guidelines in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder have been put into practice globally. Practice guidelines across the health sphere are very important in guiding the care people receive. Although there is a high level of consensus on these guidelines among practitioners, there are also differences that can lead to confusion among providers, patients, and purchasers of mental health services for people affected by trauma. A new article in the Journal of...

2010-07-15 14:13:11

Two new longitudinal studies show that age played an important role in the effects of the September 11, 2001 (9/11) terrorist attacks on New York City. Both studies appear in a special section on children and disaster in the July/August 2010 issue of the journal Child Development. In the first study, researchers found higher rates of clinically significant behavior problems among preschool children directly exposed to 9/11 in Lower Manhattan according to whether their mothers had...

2010-07-06 12:21:58

Abuse and neglect during childhood appear to be associated with increased rates of mood, anxiety and substance use disorders among young adults, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Most studies of child maltreatment and later mental health outcomes have relied on reports of past abuse, according to background information in the article. Doubts have been raised about the reliability and validity of these reports, given...

2010-06-08 12:53:41

Older veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) appear more likely to develop dementia over a seven-year period than those without PTSD, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. PTSD is a common psychiatric symptom and often occurs in veterans returning from combat, according to background information in the article. As many as 17 percent of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are estimated to have PTSD,...


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