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2013-03-08 01:03:20

Patients diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have a significantly higher risk of developing insulin resistance and metabolic syndrome, placing them at greater risk for heart disease and diabetes.

Specific Brain Region Plays Important Role In Reducing Anxiety
2013-03-07 09:13:26

A research team led by the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has found the first evidence that selective activation of a key brain region can reduce anxiety without affecting learning.

PTSD Symptoms Appear For Many Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
2013-03-02 06:55:43

Nearly one-fourth of all women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer reported experiencing symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) soon after hearing the news, according to a new study published online by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI).

2013-02-26 11:45:49

One in three people who survived stays in an intensive care unit (ICU) and required use of a mechanical ventilator showed substantial post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms that lasted for up to two years.

2013-02-22 12:24:36

Pre-war vulnerability is just as important as combat-related trauma in predicting whether veterans’ symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be long-lasting.

2013-02-14 13:34:14

Soldiers preoccupied with threat at the time of enlistment or with avoiding it just before deployment were more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in a study of Israeli infantrymen.

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

The study of serotonin levels, the relation between depression and PTSD, and getting past the negative biases in human study reporting

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).


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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