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2011-11-30 18:07:41

Stress-related disorders are often linked to people working in the line of fire. In a study led by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center in collaboration with the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, police recruits were assessed during academy training before critical incident exposure and provided salivary cortisol at first awakening and after 30 minutes. Police academy recruits who showed the greatest rise in the stress hormone cortisol after...

2011-11-30 14:39:47

Study identifies risk factors for those most in need of treatment A Florida State University clinical psychologist has identified factors that could cause some women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to have chronic, persistent symptoms while others recover naturally over time. At the conclusion of a two-year study of women from across the nation, Assistant Professor Jesse R. Cougle found that those with PTSD who reported a history of rape or severe childhood physical abuse...

2011-11-22 11:11:39

Although police officers are at a high risk of experiencing traumatic events (TE) in their work, they are no more likely than the general population to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These are the findings from the second phase of an original and groundbreaking study published by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) on the risk and protective factors of post-traumatic stress...

2011-10-26 13:17:47

Prompt psychological support is needed after major disasters to avoid long-term mental health problems Teenage survivors of a major earthquake experienced high levels of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with girls and older students being the most severely affected, according to a study published in the November issue of the Journal of Clinical Nursing. Researchers led by the West China School of Nursing and West China Hospital, Sichuan University, surveyed 1,976 young people aged...

2011-10-04 11:05:23

TAU discovers a quick injection can prevent PTSD in 60% who experience trauma As soldiers return home from tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, America must cope with the toll that war takes on mental health. But the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is becoming increasingly expensive, and promises to escalate as yet another generation of veterans tries to heal its psychological wounds. New hope for preventing the development of PTSD has been uncovered by Prof. Joseph Zohar...

Marijuana Could Help Prevent PTSD Symptoms
2011-09-21 09:14:29

  Cannabinoids (marijuana) administration after experiencing a traumatic event blocks the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)-like symptoms in rats, according to a new study conducted at the University of Haifa and published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology. “We found that there is a ℠window of opportunity´ during which administering synthetic marijuana helps deal with symptoms simulating PTSD in rats,” said Dr. Irit Akirav of the...

New Research Could Bring First Drug To Fight PTSD
2011-09-06 13:17:09

  Researchers said on Monday they have identified a brain chemical related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that could lead to the first kind of drugs to treat the disorder. Doctors currently use antidepressants and anti-anxiety drugs to treat PTSD, but these are largely ineffective and were never specifically developed to treat the disorder. "The medications we have these days are not working for PTSD," Dr. Alexander Neumeister of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine,...

2011-09-06 11:05:42

Meaningful associations dependent on reliable measures of pre-existing trauma Data in a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry suggest that certain variants of a gene that helps regulate serotonin (a brain chemical related to mood), may serve as a useful predictor of risk for symptoms related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a trauma. "One of the critical questions surrounding PTSD is why some individuals are at risk for developing the disorder following...


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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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