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Current diagnostic procedures for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) fail to adequately reflect research into the broad nature of a traumatic event.
Five U.S. federal agencies recently cosponsored a set of expert work groups to formulate common data elements for research related to psychological adjustment and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric condition that can affect people who have experienced life-threatening events.
In recent years, several guidelines in the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder have been put into practice globally.
Two new longitudinal studies show that age played an important role in the effects of the September 11, 2001 (9/11) terrorist attacks on New York City.
There is a great deal of interest in factors that contribute to the vulnerability to developing post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.
Local physicians are currently recruiting volunteers for a clinical trial involving a potential new treatment for PTSD ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan.
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have resulted in a growing number of soldiers evacuated to the United States for comprehensive care for physical and psychological trauma.
Ecstasy may help suffers of post-traumatic stress learn to deal with their memories more effectively by encouraging a feeling of safety.
By Marilyn Elias Post-traumatic stress disorder, once a poorly understood and little-known mental health problem, is turning up on the public's radar a lot more as growing numbers of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans seek treatment for the illness.
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,...