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2010-05-19 12:00:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legendary singer Connie Francis and Mental Health America today joined in launching a new national campaign on the importance of stress and trauma in the development of mental health problems and the need to appropriately treat them in order for people to get better. Called S.T.A.R. of Mine (for Stress, Treatment, Awareness, Recovery), the campaign will raise awareness of the impact of trauma, help remove the stigma attached to it, and...

2010-02-11 09:38:38

Although the Department of Veteran Affairs is rolling out treatments nationwide as fast as possible to adequately provide for newly diagnosed PTSD patients, there are still significant barriers to veterans getting a full course of PTSD treatment. The study is published in the latest issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress. More than 230,000 Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans sought treatment for the first time at VA healthcare facilities nationwide between 2002 and 2008. More than 20 percent...

2009-11-03 12:49:34

Individuals who experience both childhood adversity and traumatic events in adulthood appear more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder than those exposed to only one of these types of incidents, according to a report in the November issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. In addition, the risk was further increased in individuals with a certain genetic mutation. Although 40 percent to 70 percent of Americans have experienced traumatic events,...

2009-08-25 11:23:03

Researchers working with Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans have found that post-traumatic stress disorder, the current most common mental disorder among veterans returning from service in the Middle East, is associated with an increased risk for thoughts of suicide.Results of the study indicated that veterans who screened positive for PTSD were four times more likely to report suicide-related thoughts relative to veterans without the disorder.  The research, published in the Journal of...

2009-08-06 07:51:30

People who experienced direct exposure to the World Trade Center attack are still reporting new diagnoses of asthma or post traumatic stress five to six years after the fact, according to a new study. Robert M. Brackbill, Ph.D., M.P.H., of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, and colleagues of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and Columbia University, New York, examined the two most commonly reported problems, asthma and post traumatic stress...

2009-07-08 11:15:10

Psychological interventions intended to prevent the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the early stages after a traumatic experience have not been shown to be effective, Cochrane Researchers have concluded. This systematic review focused on multiple-session treatments for everyone involved, irrespective of the presence of symptoms. Two previous reviews found single session interventions to be ineffective. "It is important to note that these interventions were for...

2009-06-23 11:37:46

Children who live in Afghanistan are particularly affected every day by a multitude of war time stressors which increase the likelihood of developing PTSD: trauma, child labor, and family and military violence. On a daily basis they are first-hand witnesses to the bombings, abuse, and the general upheaval of their home life and society as a result of war, including the effects of long-term poverty and familial turmoil.The research appears in the Journal of Traumatic Stress and is the first of...

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2009-04-18 10:50:00

Soldiers already suffering from relatively weak physical or mental health are at a greater risk for developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after returning home, says a new study from the US military's Millennium Cohort Study.The study looked at over 5,400 military personnel who took a health survey before and after combat tours in Iraq or Afghanistan.One of the most important and revealing results of the study showed that soldiers who are already on the lower end of the mental...

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2009-03-09 11:10:00

New research published in Journal of Psychopharmacology Ecstasy may help suffers of post-traumatic stress learn to deal with their memories more effectively by encouraging a feeling of safety, according to an article in the Journal of Psychopharmacology published today by SAGE. Studies have shown that a type of psychological treatment called exposure therapy "“ where the patient repeatedly recalls the traumatic experience or is repeatedly exposed to situations that are safe but still...

2009-02-25 08:00:00

Distinguished Visiting Faculty Member Dr. Jerry A. Boriskin of University of the Rockies Delivers Keynote COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- At a time when many military men and women are returning home from combat, Dr. Jerry A. Boriskin, distinguished visiting faculty member of the University of the Rockies and author of "At Wit's End," delivered timely solutions on how to recognize and prevent post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) for military members at the 35th Annual...


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