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2013-01-09 12:25:33

WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Office of Justice Programs' (OJP) Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) today announced the findings of a recent study which found that a national sample of women in jails showed high rates of mental health problems, with a majority of the participants meeting diagnostic criteria for serious mental illness (SMI), lifetime post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and/or substance use disorder (SUD). Titled Women's Pathways to Jail: The Roles...

2013-01-02 08:23:46

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being issued by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS): Subjects with chronic, treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder experienced clinically meaningful improvements and no evidence of harm after participating in a small Swiss study evaluating MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, according to a paper published yesterday in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The study used a low dose of...

People With Mental Health Disorders More Likely Than Others To Experience Domestic Violence
2012-12-27 09:12:23

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Domestic violence (DV) can be emotionally scarring no matter who is involved, but some may be more prone to it than others, according to a new study. Those with mental health disorders are more likely to have experienced domestic violence than the general population, say researchers from King´s College London´s Institute of Psychiatry and University of Bristol. Their study follows previous research showing a link between...

2012-12-19 05:03:34

Winter break from school is a time for children to spend with their family after this tragic week. Time for us to all pray for the new angels above and help the survivors through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Dr. Bonnie suggests "Family play therapy is a way to help children through PTSD as play is for children as conversation is to adults." New York, NY (PRWEB) December 19, 2012 Dr. Bonnie happily shares, “Children are safe and snuggly in their cocoon, similar to in the womb, when...

2012-12-12 22:57:31

Children suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of traumatic events, including child abuse, may benefit from psychological therapies, according to a review published in The Cochrane Library. In the first systematic review of PTSD in young people, researchers found that children and teenagers diagnosed with PTSD showed signs of improvement up to three months following treatment and called for more studies to assess long-term benefits. People who develop PTSD have...

2012-12-06 20:22:10

PHOENIX, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American National Medical Management (ANMM) has announced it will donate funds and support at their annual holiday fundraiser, to assist service members who have been injured in the line of duty. All proceeds from the charity celebration will be donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project (WWP), and will support a range of programs and services for this generation of injured veterans and their families. Over 47,000 servicemen and...

Future PTSD Cure May Block Unwanted Memories
2012-12-06 10:33:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Western University say that they have found a way to treat both Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and drug addiction by selectively blocking the patient´s recall of memories. Led by Nicole Lauzon, a PhD candidate in Professor Steven Laviolette´s lab at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, the researchers´ study has shed light on how a mechanism in the brain´s pre-limbic...

2012-12-05 12:23:43

Social Impact Research Center Report Reveals Blueprint to Support New Veterans CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Troops returning home to Illinois from duty in Iraq and Afghanistan represent a new kind of veteran: they are younger than the majority of veterans in Illinois, there are more female service members than ever before, they face high rates of unemployment, and they suffer unique physical and mental wounds. A new report released today provides previously unseen...

2012-12-03 16:48:45

Gene-environment interaction causes lifelong dysregulation of stress hormones Abused children are at high risk of anxiety and mood disorders, as traumatic experience induces lasting changes to their gene regulation. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich have now documented for the first time that genetic variants of the FKBP5 gene can influence epigenetic alterations in this gene induced by early trauma. In individuals with a genetic predisposition, trauma causes...

2012-11-20 04:23:19

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People suffering from chronic, treatment-resistant posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced lasting benefits from MDMA-assisted psychotherapy, according to a new long-term follow-up study published online November 20 in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. This follow-up study extends the outstanding results of the initial study, published in 2010, which found that 83% of those receiving MDMA-assisted psychotherapy no longer...


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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