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2011-08-04 06:39:48

(Ivanhoe Newswire)--Individuals around the world are internally displaced every year as a result of armed conflict. Residents of Sri Lanka, who were internally displaced during the civil war they experienced in their country from 1983 to 2009, were found to have a higher prevalence of mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, and posttraumatic stress disorder. As quoted in the background article of the study, "Nearly 2.7 million individuals worldwide are internally displaced...

2011-08-02 21:01:29

Residents of Sri Lanka who were internally displaced during the civil conflict that occurred in their country from 1983 to 2009 have a higher prevalence of war-related mental health conditions that include depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress disorder, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. Armed conflicts may result in displacement of persons seeking refuge in neighboring countries or secure areas of their own country (internal...

2011-07-05 08:00:00

SYOSSET, N.Y., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ms. Martha McShane Starr, of Gloversville, New York, has been included in the Strathmore's Who's Who Worldwide Edition for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of crisis management intervention. ABOUT MARTHA McSHANE STARR Recognized for her expertise in Crisis Management Intervention, Martha M. Starr, M.A., BCETS, is currently the President/Owner and Traumatic Stress Specialist for Starr Consulting Services, providing...

2011-07-01 14:40:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PTSD Press announced the release of the much-anticipated SERGEANT BACK AGAIN--THE ANTHOLOGY of Critical and Clinical Commentary, Volume One. THE ANTHOLOGY (http://www.sergeantbackagain.com/anthology.html) contains the first collection of published critical and clinical writings regarding the earliest characterizations and manifestations of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on and off the battlefield using a Vietnam novel...

2011-06-08 21:36:05

New research has shown that children's risk for learning and behavior problems and obesity rises in correlation to their level of trauma exposure, says the psychiatrist at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital who oversaw the study. The findings could encourage physicians to consider diagnosing post-traumatic stress disorder rather than attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, which has similar symptoms to PTSD but very different treatment. The...

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...

2011-03-25 06:50:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- EPower & Associates, Inc. has been named the sole source provider for the acclaimed trauma-informed response program, Risking Connection®, to King County Mental Health, Chemical Abuse and Dependency Services. King County is the recipient of a five-year SAMHSA Transformation to Trauma-Informed Care grant, implementing trauma-informed responses in all areas of the organization. Agencies involved in the grant to King...

2011-03-01 13:59:10

PTSD sufferers would give up an average of 13 years of life to be without the disorder -- but may not realize that some symptoms don't affect happiness In the case of post-traumatic stress disorder, not all symptoms are created equal. In an effort to better treat PTSD, a study published March 1 in the journal Psychiatric Services is the first to examine which problems associated with PTSD actually correspond to lower quality of life, as indicated by the patient's willingness to die sooner or...

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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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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