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Latest Posttraumatic stress disorder Stories

Ambien Heightens Recollection Of Bad Memories
2013-06-16 04:45:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Once asleep, we all experience five different stages in our sleep cycle. That being said, one would be hard pressed to find anyone who is familiar with any of the cycles besides REM sleep, or rapid eye movement sleep, which is typically characterized by quick and random movements of the eyes combined with muscle paralysis. During REM, neural activity in the brain intensifies showing a similarity to the activity associated with...

2013-06-13 23:26:12

June is PTSD Awareness Month and Pretty Road Press has used the opportunity to sign a book deal with author and Vietnam War veteran William J. Blaylock for his manuscript "Invisible: Living with PTSD's Unseen Wound," a memoir about his struggles with post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition affecting up to 20 percent of Irag War vets and 20 percent of Vietnam War vets. Folsom, CA (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 Attention, motorists. The driver in front of you may be hearing gunshots. The traffic...

2013-06-11 21:12:28

From a new study in Biological Psychiatry There is growing evidence that a gene variant that reduces the plasticity of the nervous system also modulates responses to treatments for mood and anxiety disorders. In this case, patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, with a less functional variant of the gene coding for brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), responded less well to exposure therapy. This gene has been implicated previously in treatment response. Basic science...

2013-06-11 11:18:14

Family physicians positioned to intervene and connect survivors with needed services Although many abused women suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or depression, they are not receiving needed mental health services, a University of Missouri researcher found. “More than half of the women participating in our study suffered from depression, PTSD or both illnesses,” said Mansoo Yu, an assistant professor of social work in the College of Human Environmental...

Study Gives Hope For A Potentially New PTSD Treatment
2013-06-08 08:16:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe online Researchers writing in the journal Science Translational Medicine say they have discovered a potential new treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The team from Emory University, University of Miami and Scripps Research Institute discovered a compound called SR-8993 that was able to reduce PTSD-like symptoms in mice after they are exposed to stress. The discovery could pave the way for a treatment given to people...

Over Half Of All PTSD Patients Also Suffer From Depression
2013-06-05 06:41:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online More than half of all individuals diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer from symptoms of depression, researchers from the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Department of Psychological Sciences claim in a recently published study. The authors of the study, which appears in the online edition of The Journal of Traumatic Stress, analyzed 57 peer-reviewed studies representing data on over 6,600...

2013-05-31 23:16:12

Twenty-two veterans take their lives every day with over 600,000 living with psychological trauma from their service to our country. This Able Veteran is doing our part to help them. Carbondale, Illinois (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 On Memorial Day, we paused to remember those who have sacrificed so much for our country. But, remembering isn't enough. There is more we can do to truly thank our military personnel. There is one organization that understands the problems and gaps veterans face,...


Latest Posttraumatic stress disorder Reference Libraries

Adjustment Disorder
2013-07-29 09:41:01

Adjustment Disorder is commonly known as situational disorder as well. It is often considered a significantly smaller situation than anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder with a usually less intense stressor than those of the more extreme disorders. Symptoms Because the disorders are similar, Adjustment Disorder and PTSD have similar symptoms like general loss of interest, a feeling of hopelessness, depression, and anxiety. Although they have similar symptoms, Adjustment...

Acute Stress Reaction
2013-07-29 09:36:16

Acute Stress Reaction (ASR), also referred to as shock or Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), is a variation on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Symptoms ASR can often escalate to ASD. Symptoms of acute stress reaction include a change in attention, disorientation, daze and confusion. After these symptoms occur, victims suffering from ASR can often become withdrawn from their surroundings or experience panic anxiety paired with impairment and extreme emotions of sadness, anger and fear....

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
2013-07-19 15:31:29

Posttraumatic stress disorder (commonly known as PTSD) is a severe anxiety disorder characterized by adverse anxiety-related experiences, behaviors, and physiological responses that results from exposure to an event that causes psychological trauma. Examples of events that could lead to PTSD include the threat of harm or death to oneself or to someone else, or witnessing an event that overwhelms the individual's ability to cope. Diagnostic symptoms for PTSD include flashbacks or nightmares,...

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