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2011-02-16 16:18:36

An article published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress is one of the first to provide evidence of the effectiveness of exposure therapy with active duty military service members suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study shows that virtual reality exposure therapy resulted in significant reductions in PTSD symptoms after an average of seven treatment sessions. Additionally, 62 % of patients reported clinically meaningful, reliable change in PTSD...

2011-02-03 08:15:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a five-year plan designed to train 1500 mental health professionals throughout Haiti to service those dealing with psychological trauma and ongoing stress, Dr. James Gordon, a world-renowned psychiatrist who directs the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Mind, Body, Medicine (www.cmbm.org), will return to Haiti February 20-28th -- the fifth time in as many months -- to continue his work of training an initial group of 120 clinicians, educators,...

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2011-01-26 12:10:10

A therapeutic game has been developed by US Army doctors for soldiers suffering from combat related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The therapeutic game, called Virtual Iraq or Virtual Afghanistan, was developed from the Xbox game Full Spectrum Warrior, a combat tactical simulation game. The games use images delivered via a head-mounted display panel to plunge soldiers back into combat zones in Iraq or Afghanistan to recreate the traumatic experiences they had while at war,...

2011-01-13 00:00:41

Sierra Tucson, renowned psychiatric hospital, offers insight and guidance for coping with emotional trauma. Tucson, AZ (Vocus/PRWEB) January 12, 2011 After the recent shooting tragedy that occurred in Tucson, Arizona, the clinical staff of Sierra Tucson, a local, internationally renowned psychiatric hospital, offers help in coping with emotional trauma. As defined by the U.S. National Institute of General Medical Sciences, "Psychological trauma is an emotional or psychological injury,...

2011-01-12 16:03:09

Mice previously exposed to traumatic situations demonstrate a more persistent memory of fear conditioning - acquired by associating an acoustic stimulus with an aversive stimulus - and lack the ability to inhibit this fear. This phenomenon is similar to that of people who suffer from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), an anxiety disorder which appears after being exposed to highly traumatic situations, such as a violent attack, a natural disaster or physical abuse. In the study...

2011-01-04 13:46:59

In the first combat-zone study of its kind, a research team led by Michigan State University found that soldiers with a positive outlook in the most traumatic situations were less likely to suffer health problems such as anxiety and depression. The study, which surveyed Army troops fighting in Iraq, could have implications for police officers, firefighters and others who regularly deal with traumatic events such as death. Training these first-responders to think in less catastrophic terms...

2010-12-30 10:09:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers at the University of Iowa have pinpointed the part of the brain that causes people to experience fear- a discovery that could immensely improve the treatment for the many people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety conditions. The study assesses how the emotion of fear depends on the amygdale, a region in the brain. The patient in the case study has a rare condition in which her amygdale is destroyed. UI researchers observed her...

2010-12-21 07:24:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers believe that current diagnostic procedures for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) fail to achieve adequate research into the broad nature of the traumatic event, according to this study. The relevancy of a person's subjective experience in determining what constitutes a traumatic event has been a source of debate among PTSD specialists for years. The study concludes that both objective and subjective factors are relevant and that current PTSD...

2010-12-17 13:25:19

Current diagnostic procedures for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) fail to adequately reflect research into the broad nature of a traumatic event, according to a study that will appear in the January print issue of Psychological Bulletin. The relevancy of an individual's subjective experience in determining what constitutes a traumatic event has been a source of debate among PTSD specialists for years. The study concludes that both objective and subjective factors are relevant and that...

2010-12-07 13:29:55

Researchers calm an overly stimulating chemical within five hours of trauma Post-traumatic stress syndrome "“ when a severely stressful event triggers exaggerated and chronic fear "“ affects nearly 8 million people in the United States and is hard to treat. In a preclinical study, Northwestern Medicine scientists have for the first time identified the molecular cause of the debilitating condition and prevented it from occurring by injecting calming drugs into the brain within...


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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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