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Can Depression Be Good For You?
2013-01-24 10:13:23

Alan McStravick — Exclusive for redOrbit.com The study of serotonin levels, the relation between depression and PTSD, and getting past the negative biases in human study reporting It is not uncommon to associate depression with sadness, frustration and a general sense of ennui. Anyone who has suffered from depression knows there isn´t anything good about it. Or is there? At the recent conference called Rat Genomics and Models at the Møller Centre at Cambridge...

2013-01-14 23:00:29

Rich in historical details, this character-driven, fast-paced novel views the Civil War through the eyes of a man battling what doctors in that era called "soldier's heart" (PTSD). Readers learn that many southerners felt conflicted about the war, slavery, conscription and the role of mercenary blockade-runners. Estero, Florida (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 "The Reckoning" is the first-person account of Ed Canfield, a blockade runner battling his own demons and deadly foes on every side....

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...

Future PTSD Cure May Block Unwanted Memories
2012-12-06 10:33:05

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at Western University say that they have found a way to treat both Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and drug addiction by selectively blocking the patient´s recall of memories. Led by Nicole Lauzon, a PhD candidate in Professor Steven Laviolette´s lab at Western's Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, the researchers´ study has shed light on how a mechanism in the brain´s pre-limbic...


Latest PTSD Reference Libraries

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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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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