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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...

2013-11-08 23:02:21

Health care providers should be prepared to offer services not only to those directly impacted by a traumatic event but also to those for whom such an event triggers reminders of a traumatic event experienced in the past, according to a study of 71 Boston-area veterans with a history of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) before and after the Boston marathon bombing. The study, published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, showed that there is considerable variability in how...

2013-11-07 12:44:30

In order for prolonged exposure therapy, an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD, to reach its full potential, any misperceptions or ruptures in trust and communication between therapist and client need fixing, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. The study, reported in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology online article, “Patterns of Therapeutic Alliance: Rupture-Repair Episodes in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD,” is among the first to examine how...

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Often Follows Stroke
2013-06-20 11:26:02

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For many, suffering a stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) is unfortunately just the beginning of their battle, as a new study from the Columbia University Medical Center shows that these folks often experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after such events. According to the new report in the open access journal PLoS ONE, almost 1 in 4 people suffer from symptoms of PTSD within the first year following the event and 1 in...

2013-04-12 15:45:13

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects nearly 8 million adults in any given year, federal statistics show. Fortunately, clinical research has identified certain psychological interventions that effectively ameliorate the symptoms of PTSD.  But most people struggling with PTSD don´t receive those treatments, according to a new report published in Psychological Science in the Public Interest. In the report, internationally renowned trauma expert Edna Foa of the University of...

2012-07-03 23:03:45

Military Author and Attorney Discusses Growing Number of Child Custody Cases Involving PTSD-Afflicted Parents, Presents Blueprint for Courts to Distinguish Special Issues in Military Families and Accurately Assess Demonstrated Parenting Ability Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 Over two million children have had a parent mobilized for military duty since September 11, 2001. During the last decade of combat operations, one in five service members has become a casualty of either...

June Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
2012-06-07 05:06:15

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com 1 in 29 Americans. This statistic refers to the number of U.S. military men and women, abused children, as well as survivors of rape, domestic violence, and natural disaster who suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hopes to shine new light on PTSD. Known as an anxiety disorder, PTSD develops after a person sees or lives through a particularly intense event that could have caused...

2012-06-04 17:53:26

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is among the most common, distressing, and disabling medical consequences of combat or other extremely stressful life events. The first-line treatment for PTSD is exposure therapy, a type of behavioral therapy where patients confront their fears in a safe environment. Although it is an effective treatment, many patients still experience symptoms after treatment and there is a relatively high drop-out rate....


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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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