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2012-12-12 22:57:31

Children suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of traumatic events, including child abuse, may benefit from psychological therapies, according to a review published in The Cochrane Library. In the first systematic review of PTSD in young people, researchers found that children and teenagers diagnosed with PTSD showed signs of improvement up to three months following treatment and called for more studies to assess long-term benefits. People who develop PTSD have...

2012-12-03 16:48:45

Gene-environment interaction causes lifelong dysregulation of stress hormones Abused children are at high risk of anxiety and mood disorders, as traumatic experience induces lasting changes to their gene regulation. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich have now documented for the first time that genetic variants of the FKBP5 gene can influence epigenetic alterations in this gene induced by early trauma. In individuals with a genetic predisposition, trauma causes...

2012-10-19 04:01:05

Judith A., Swack, Ph.D., president of Healing from the Body Level Up, details successful treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in just a few sessions in a paper published in the International Journal of Healing & Caring - Online.. (PRWEB) October 18, 2012 The September issue of the International Journal of Healing & Caring — Online has published a major paper outlining effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in both civilians and veterans. The paper,...

2012-09-19 15:45:40

One in every two cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in soldiers remains undiagnosed. This is the conclusion reached by a working group led by Hans-Ulrich Wittchen et al. They report their study in the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2012; 109(35): 559), which is a special issue focusing on the prevalence of psychological stress in German army soldiers. In a second original article, results reported by Jens T Kowalski and...

2012-09-12 23:03:14

SleepSTAR, the next evolution of Mind-Body Bridging (MBB) for sleep, announces that the U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $2.75M to the University of Utah to study the health and welfare benefits of MBB with veterans subjected to physical and emotional trauma. Houston, TX (PRWEB) September 11, 2012 The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded $2.75M to the University of Utah to study the health and welfare benefits of Mind-Body Bridging (MBB) with veterans subjected to physical and...

Can Childbirth Cause PTSD?
2012-08-09 11:27:22

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online PTSD generally develops in people who have experienced traumatic events, like car accidents or terrorist attacks. However, these symptoms can result from everyday events like childbirth. A study from Tel Aviv University (TAU) found that about one in three post-partum women develop some symptoms of PTSD, and a small group demonstrates fully developed PTSD symptoms. The researchers believe that PTSD is more common in women than...

Sleep Deprivation May Reduce PTSD Risk
2012-07-19 08:15:55

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Tel Aviv University have discovered that sleep deprivation in the first hours following an intense event could help decrease the likelihood of having Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The study, published in international scientific journal Neuropsychopharmacology, included a variety of experiments that focused on how sleep deprivation in the six hours after...

2012-07-04 01:22:04

A recent study by Erika J. Wolf, PhD, and Principal Investigator Mark W. Miller, PhD, both from the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), found an association between post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociation. The findings, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, suggest that symptoms of dissociation, which reflect problems in consciousness and awareness, are a prominent...

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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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