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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...

2010-12-02 15:22:48

Post-traumatic stress in Crohn's disease and its association with disease activity The inflammatory bowel disorder Crohn's disease produces its own variant of post traumatic stress (PTSD), indicates research published online in Frontline Gastroenterology. PTSD creates a vicious circle by worsening the Crohn's symptoms, indicates the study. Crohn's disease is incurable and can potentially affect the entire digestive tract, producing severe pain and diarrhoea. It is particularly common in...

2010-11-18 17:09:24

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). Danny G. Kaloupek, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine, chaired the work group on posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Kaloupek's work at the National Center for PTSD at VA Boston Healthcare helped to guide identification of key...

2010-11-11 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a psychiatric condition that can affect people who have experienced life-threatening events. This condition, so often associated with combat traumas, also affects many Americans who have lived through other types of traumatic events, such as car crashes or other serious accidents, fires, or natural disasters. Further improving prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD is a top priority for the VA Research...


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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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