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2013-11-04 16:27:55

From a new study in Biological Psychiatry Children of survivors of extremely stressful life events face adjustment challenges of their own, as has been most carefully studied among the children of Nazi Death Camp survivors. This "intergenerational" transmission of stress response has been studied predominately from the psychological perspective. However, recent research points to biological contributions as well. Indeed, a new study just published in Biological Psychiatry demonstrates...

Video Gaming Helps Strengthen Several Brain Regions: Study
2013-10-30 15:17:08

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online If you have found yourself immersed in last month's release of "Grand Theft Auto 5" or are planning to lock yourself in your room for "Call of Duty: Ghosts" when it comes out next week, don't worry too much about the effect it may have on your brain. According to a new study, video gaming can be beneficial, strengthening several regions of your noggin. The study, conducted by the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and...

2013-10-30 10:16:47

TAU research shows children of Holocaust survivors react differently to trauma Modern medicine usually considers trauma — both the physical and the psychological kinds — as unequivocally damaging. Now researchers at Tel Aviv University are lending support to a more philosophical view of suffering, finding that trauma, however terrible, may have distinct psychological benefits. Last year, junior investigator Dr. Sharon Dekel and Prof. Zahava Solomon of TAU's Bob Shapell School of...

2013-10-22 23:29:23

d’Oliveira & Associates has posted a new infographic to help veterans determine whether they qualify for disability or other VA benefits. (PRWEB) October 22, 2013 There are more than 21 million veterans currently living in the United States. Former members of a military branch may qualify for benefits like disability, education, pension, and survivor benefits that are available through the Department of Veterans Affairs. These benefits are especially important to veterans who were...

2013-10-11 16:24:13

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2013 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today marked Mental Illness Awareness Week, which runs from October 6-12, 2013. "The health and well-being of Canada's Veterans and their families are a matter of great importance to our Government, and for the team of volunteers and organizers who work with us to support them," said Minister Fantino. "Initiatives such as Mental Illness Awareness Week are an important part of breaking past...

2013-10-10 23:02:49

Gift goes to help returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families recover from Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury. Boston, MA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Yesterday the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program received a $100,000 private donation to support its clinical, education and research to help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families recover from Post Traumatic Stress and Traumatic Brain Injury – the “invisible...

2013-10-09 23:04:28

The study identified stress management skills trainings that build resilience, ease emotional stress and reset the body’s control system that reacts to stress. Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 A recent study from research non-profit Samueli Institute evaluated the potential impact of stress-reduction programs and assessed the feasibility of implementing those programs within a military environment. The study, published this month in Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative...

2013-10-08 12:25:13

MIAMI, Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Approximately one third of parents who experience the death of an infant go on to suffer from clinical depression or clinical post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) up to 13 months after the event, according to research by FIU nursing professors. Published in Pediatrics this week, the study "Parent health and functioning 13 months after infant or child NICU/PICU death," was conducted by JoAnne Youngblut, Ph.D., and Dorothy Brooten, Ph.D., of the...

2013-10-08 10:37:32

Data will inform policy and programs to help health care providers best detect and respond to intimate partner violence among women veterans A new study, published in Springer’s Journal of Family Violence, casts light on how health care providers respond to the emotional, sexual and physical violence that female veterans sometimes experience at the hands of their intimate partners. According to the research group, this type of abuse can be common in the lives of women veterans and there...

2013-10-06 23:00:06

"The Dragon" increases readers’ awareness of the bearings of the one psychological illness hounding a growing number of war veterans today. Cañon City, Colorado (PRWEB) October 07, 2013 The dire consequences of war is all across-the-board. That is, it does not only limit itself to the blood-spattered battlefields but affects innocent families whose kith and kin suffer the appalling trauma commonly known today as posttraumatic stress disorder. In his debut book titled...


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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