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2008-12-01 17:25:00

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects as many as one in five of all Americans who survive a harrowing experience like rape, assault, war or terrorism. It has emotionally paralyzed survivors of 9/11 and broken up survivors' families.There is no broadly accepted treatment that can lower the chance of developing the disorder, but thanks to a Tel Aviv University researcher, a medical means of preventing PTSD may be just around the corner.Prof. Joseph Zohar from the Sackler Medical School,...

2008-11-11 03:00:33

An increasing number of veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder means an increased risk of domestic violence, U.S. researchers said. Monica Matthieu, an expert on veterans' mental health, and Peter Hovmand, domestic violence expert, both at Washington University in St. Louis, are merging their research interests to design community prevention strategies to address what they say is an emerging public health problem. "Treatments for domestic violence are very different than those for...

2008-10-27 06:00:09

By Marilyn Elias Post-traumatic stress disorder, once a poorly understood and little-known mental health problem, is turning up on the public's radar a lot more as growing numbers of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seek treatment for the illness. About one out of seven service members have returned from deployments with symptoms of the disorder, according to a Rand Corp. study out in April. The Department of Veterans Affairs reported about a 70% jump in veterans seeking treatment for...

2008-09-13 00:00:05

By The Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) - New data from a public health registry that tracks the health effects of 9/11 suggest that as many as 70,000 people might have developed post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the terrorist attacks.The estimate, released Wednesday by New York City's Department of Health, is based on an analysis of the health of 71,437 people who enrolled in the World Trade Center Health Registry. They agreed to be tracked for up to 20 years after the Sept. 11,...

2008-09-11 18:00:36

Suffering a traumatic injury can have serious and long-lasting implications for a patient's mental health, U.S. researchers said. Researchers from the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center and the University of Washington, both in Seattle as well as the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore found that post-traumatic stress disorder and depression were very common among patients assessed one year after suffering a serious injury. The study, published in...

2008-08-22 12:00:16

By IAN BRUCE DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT MILITARY veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder are more than twice as likely to die prematurely from heart attacks than soldiers who have not been exposed to psychological damage as a result of military service, according to a major new US study. The evidence linking PTSD with cardiovascular disease was inconclusive until now, but research that followed 4500 US Vietnam veterans over a 15-year period confirms that mental trauma is a major...

2008-07-22 18:00:55

Patients with accident- or trauma-related chronic pain often have post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, University of Michigan researchers said. However, what isn't clearly known, however, is how PTSD relates to mood disorders and pain severity in chronic pain patients. University of Michigan researchers examined the contribution of PTSD to the pain experience, functional disability and frequency of depressive symptoms. They studied 241 patients referred to the university...

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2008-06-13 17:10:00

A new study released Friday has found that one in eight people who were living near the World Trade Center during the September 11, 2001 attacks are still suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).The study is based on a survey conducted by the city's health department in 2003-2004 of 11,000 residents of lower Manhattan. It found that less educated, low-income and divorced residents were more likely to suffer from PTSD two to three years after the attack, with nearly twenty...

2008-03-18 11:05:00

Individuals who experience military combat obviously endure extreme stress, and this exposure leaves many diagnosed with the psychiatric condition of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. PTSD is associated with several abnormalities in brain structure and function. However, as researcher Roger Pitman explains, "Although it is tempting to conclude that these abnormalities were caused by the traumatic event, it is also possible that they were pre-existing risk factors that increased the...

2005-11-11 14:47:18

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Most parents of children undergoing cancer treatment report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a new report. PTSD can arise when someone experiences intensely stressful events, and symptoms may include chronic anxiety, vivid flashbacks, and difficulties with sleeping and concentrating. Dr. Anne E. Kazak and colleagues from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and University of Pennsylvania used standardized scales to evaluate...


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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.