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Fear Circuitry In The Brain Of Soldiers With PTSD Never Rests
2013-05-19 06:07:49

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Regions of the brain that have been linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans continue to perform abnormally, even if there is no external stress present, according to new research published in the journal Neuroscience Letters. The research, which was completed by researchers at the New York University School of Medicine and presented Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatry Association,...

2012-04-23 06:27:54

"Healing Trauma's Invisible Wounds" ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For May is Mental Health Month, Mental Health America is raising awareness of trauma, the devastating impact it has on physical, emotional, and mental well-being, and how therapeutic techniques based in neuroscience can mitigate these effects and create dramatic changes in people's lives. "As a society, we are just beginning to deal with trauma--bringing it out of the shadows, finding...

2011-04-21 18:20:00

ARLINGTON, Texas, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The wait is finally over. Six Flags Over Texas, celebrating its 50th anniversary season in 2011, is proud to announce the official launch of the most anticipated ride of the year -- the NEW Texas Giant. This super hybrid coaster is all new from the ground up boasting the steepest drop of any wooden coaster in the world at 79 degrees; three bank turns at more than 90 degrees and a state-of-the-art steel track that zips riders through an...

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2010-11-14 07:45:00

Researchers have found that the video game Tetris may reduce flashbacks or traumatic events in a way that other kinds of games cannot. Tetris involves moving and rotating shapes falling down a playing field with the goal of creating horizontal lines of blocks without gaps. Scientists at Oxford University in England found that playing Tetris after traumatic events could reduce flashbacks in healthy volunteers.  The hope of this research is to reduce the painful memories linked with...

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...

2010-03-03 09:16:54

People who have drunk a moderate amount of alcohol before a traumatic event report more flashbacks than those who have had no alcohol, according to new research at UCL (University College London). The results may give new insight into why some individuals develop post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after a traumatic event and others do not. Published online today in the journal Biological Psychiatry, researchers also found that those who drank a large amount of alcohol before a traumatic...

2009-12-20 22:15:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Citadel Media announced today that it has signed a long-term agreement with ABC News Radio and a multi-year extension with ESPN Audio. Under the terms of the agreements, the network will continue to provide advertising sales support and affiliate relations for ABC News Radio and will maintain its relationship with ESPN Audio to sell advertising across its portfolio of properties. "Extending these partnerships allows our network to maintain its position...

2009-04-09 05:00:00

The Black Community's Search Engine Partners with Leading Radio Network CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- RushmoreDrive (www.rushmoredrive.com), the first-of-its-kind search engine for the Black community, today announced a partnership with Citadel Media, formerly ABC Radio Networks. Citadel Media syndicates some of the country's top Urban programming including The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Michael Baisden Show and Big Boy's Neighborhood. The multi-faceted agreement between the...

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2009-01-09 06:40:00

According to a British study, Tetris, a popular video games created by Alexey Pajitnov in 1985, reduced flashbacks in people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder after a traumatic event.The findings could lead to new treatments to prevent flashbacks in people suffering from PTSD, said the Oxford University researchers."This is only a first step in showing that this might be a viable approach to preventing post traumatic stress disorder," said study leader, and psychologist Emily...

2009-01-07 20:42:53

British researchers say the video game Tetris may reduce the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. A study by psychologists at Oxford University suggests the game can help erase bad memories and reduce flashbacks, the Daily Telegraph reported Wednesday. Emily Holmes of the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University, said volunteers exposed to traumatic images and then half of the group played Tetris for 10 minutes, while the other half did nothing. The volunteers who played the video...