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2014-03-05 10:55:05

Amid times of crisis, citizens often turn to social media as a method to share information, make observations and vent. But as a Georgia Tech professor’s research into social media use amid the Mexican drug war shows, posts can reveal growing numbness, or desensitization, during times of protracted violence and stress. Munmun De Choudhury, formerly of Microsoft Research and now an assistant professor in the School of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech, led the research.  Her team’s...

2014-02-28 12:22:25

Company will sponsor the organizations $100,000 commitment to Courageous Companion Service Dog Program in 2014 OTTAWA, Feb. 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Wounded Warriors Canada is very proud to announce that Harris Rebar has partnered with Wounded Warriors to sponsor their 2014, $100,000 funding commitment to the Courageous Companions PTSD Service Dog program. This announcement was made at a special presentation today on Parliament Hill where Courageous Companions celebrated the placement...

2014-02-24 23:03:18

Bridges to Recovery announces groundbreaking holistic residential treatment solutions for patients suffering post-traumatic stress disorder PTSD. Beverly Hills, California (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Bridges to Recovery has three locations in California to assist patients in dealing with a number of mental health matters, including PTSD. The facility offers residential treatment for those who desire in-depth options in an environment that is comfortable and inviting. Residential care takes...

2014-02-21 12:24:38

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thousands of veterans and other medical marijuana patients nationwide use marijuana to treat symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but the U.S. Public Health Service (PHS) is blocking researchers who are seeking to learn more about the risks and benefits of the treatment. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and University of Arizona Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved protocol for a study of marijuana for...

Chronic Stress Can Lead To Mental Illness
2014-02-12 08:56:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. These changes may explain why people suffering from chronic stress are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders. The findings, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, might lead to new therapies to reduce the risk of developing mental illness after stressful events. Robert Sanders...

2014-02-12 08:29:53

Study finds significant reduction in post-traumatic stress disorder among African war refugees using Transcendental Meditation(TM) NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- African war refugees who practiced Transcendental Meditation(TM) (TM) had significant reductions in post-traumatic stress symptoms within 10 days, according to a new study published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress (February 2014, Volume 27/pp. 112-115)...

2014-02-11 08:31:41

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Symptom Media announced plans today to expand their Behavioral Health Video Learning distribution base by applying for a GSA Schedule and actively pursuing federal contracts. Government officials utilize GSA Schedules as a means of procuring goods and services knowing that companies on these schedules have been qualified and thoroughly vetted by the General Services Administration (GSA). "With the national conversation focused on mental health...

2014-02-07 12:23:35

HOLYOKE, Mass., Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Keganin No Senshi Aikido, a national nonprofit, announces the launch of its crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds needed to bring Aikido--the healing art of peace--to veterans suffering from Combat-related Post Traumatic Stress Disorder throughout the United States. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140207/MN60875) Keganin No Senshi Aikido (Wounded Warrior Aikido) is a national program for veterans, developed by a Viet...

2014-02-03 23:24:37

CEO Pax Prentiss issues comments on study that aligns with Passages’ treatment philosophy Malibu, CA (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 A study published January 13th in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology revealed that 9 percent of college student exhibiting signs of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) showed an increased likelihood of consuming more alcohol than their peers. The study also showed that this increased consumption of alcohol made these individuals more likely to experience...

2014-01-27 23:04:29

San Francisco based tie designer and retailer, Bows-N-Ties.com, has just raised $10,000 for Stop Soldier Suicide by creating a limited tie collection for each of the four Military branches San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) January 27, 2014 San Francisco-based tie designer and online retailer Bows-N-Ties.com raises $10,000 for Stop Soldier Suicide with their limited military necktie collection. The retailer collaborated with US Marine and menswear blogger Antonio Centeno to design a special...


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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