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2012-05-24 23:01:57

Nanotherapeutics is assessing the safety of its drug for treating PTSD - post traumatic stress disorder. About 300,000 veterans of the recent wars are estimated to be affected by PTSD or major depression. Alachua, FL (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 Nanotherapeutics, Inc., today announced initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with PRX-3140. The trial is a single-site, open label pilot study to assess safety for use in adult subjects with...

2012-05-07 13:24:48

U.S. Army researcher Maj. Gary H. Wynn, M.D., shared new analysis on why some Soldiers suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) never seek care or drop out of treatment early during a presentation today at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting. His presentation, "Epidemiology of Combat-Related PTSD in U.S. Service Members: Lessons Learned," also described the approaches the Army is using to address this issue and improve overall patient outcomes....

2011-08-16 21:06:16

PTSD impairs ability to recognize emotions from facial expressions Facial expressions convey strong cues for someone's emotional state and the ability to interpret these cues is crucial in social interaction. This ability is known to be compromised in many psychiatric and neurological disorders, such as social anxiety or Korsakoff's syndrome. New research has now revealed evidence that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is also characterized by changes in the way the brain processes...

2011-08-02 21:02:46

Former child soldiers from Northern Uganda who received a short-term trauma-focused intervention had a greater reduction of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder than soldiers who received other therapy, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. It is currently estimated that approximately 250,000 children younger than 18 years are actively involved as child soldiers in hostilities in 14 countries or territories worldwide. The civil...

2011-07-28 07:21:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--A new therapy may relieve symptoms of fatigue, weakness, and dizziness that cannot be explained by underlying diseases. These symptoms as well as tingling and numbness, are referred to as functional or psychogenic symptoms. One third of clinic visits are in response to these symptoms but often times the outcomes are poor because of inefficient treatment. Studies have shown that intense cognitive therapy can help to reduce these symptoms but obstacles exist in providing...

2011-05-16 17:20:50

Virtual reality offers returning soldiers 'psychotherapy by computer' to treat PTSD For those soldiers worried about the stigma associated with seeing a therapist, virtual reality applications for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may be the alternative to the traditional "talk therapy." A new paper´, by Albert Rizzo from the University of Southern California, Institute for Creative Technologies, Los Angeles, and his team, reviews how virtual reality...

2011-05-09 20:45:05

Recognizing early signs is critical to effective treatment Although most commonly associated with military combat, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) can occur in civilians, too "“ and with consequences that are just as serious, according to a new review article in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). PTSD is a type of anxiety disorder that occurs after a person experiences a traumatic event involving physical injury, and occurs in 20 to 51 percent of...

2011-04-21 07:00:00

BRANFORD, Conn., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leader in the development of neurosteroids for central nervous system disorders, today announced commencement of a proof-of-concept clinical trial of its lead candidate ganaxolone for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ganaxolone modulates inhibitory GABA-A receptors, possibly at a specific neurosteroid recognition site. Neurosteroid levels have been implicated in both the severity and...


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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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