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2012-04-16 06:20:13

SAN DIEGO, April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four-Star General Barry McCaffrey (ret), former U.S. Drug Czar and a commander in the Gulf War, will lead the keynote opening a San Diego national conference on veterans with substance abuse and mental health issues including PTSD. The event, the Foundations Recovery Network 35th national conference, is entitled, "Freedom and Recovery: Integrated Mental Health and Addiction Treatment for Veterans." The opening keynote is 8:30-10AM Monday,...

Researchers Find PTSD May Be Genetically Based
2012-04-02 11:01:31

A new UCLA study, published in the current online edition of the Journal of Affective Disorders, may shed light on why some persons succumb to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) while others who suffered the same ordeal do not The findings suggest that susceptibility to PTSD is inherited, which could offer doctors a fresh way of screening for and treating the disorder. Pinpointing genes connected with PTSD symptoms will help neuroscientists classify the disorder based on brain...

2012-03-21 02:24:15

LOS ANGELES, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., a Los Angeles-based medical device company, is pleased to recognize the accomplishments of Antonio A.F. De Salles, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurosurgery and Head of the Stereotactic Surgery Division of the Department of Neurosurgery at UCLA, as one of the 2012 recipients of the Pioneer in Medicine Award from the Society of Brain Mapping and Therapeutics (SBMT). The Society is honoring Dr. De Salles with the award in...

2012-03-19 15:54:28

Book sheds new light on post-traumatic stress disorder and its often devastating aftermath A new book by a University of New Hampshire researcher and Vietnam-era disabled veteran sheds new light on the long-term psychological trauma experienced by the coalition force in recent wars in the Gulf and Balkans that, when left untreated, can have deadly consequences. In his new book "War Trauma and its Aftermath: An International Perspective on the Balkan and Gulf Wars" (University Press of...

2012-03-09 13:00:00

Recent news report shows that obtaining a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis may be difficult for some Veterans, according to Parkersburg disability benefits lawyer Jan Dils of Jan Dils, Attorneys at Law, L.C. Parkersburg, WV (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 A recent news report highlights a problem faced by many Veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, West Virginia Veterans´ benefits attorney Jan Dils said today. According to the Seattle Times, a team of forensic...

2012-03-07 10:51:59

Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with mental health diagnoses, particularly posttraumatic stress disorder, are more likely to receive prescription opioid medications for pain-related conditions, have higher-risk opioid use patterns and increased adverse clinical outcomes associated with opioid use than veterans with no mental health diagnoses, according to a study in the March 7 issue of JAMA. Greater exposure to combat coupled with improvements in battlefield medicine and protective gear...

2012-02-22 10:00:00

Military attorney and author, Major Evan R. Seamone, proposes use of local veterans treatment courts to obtain treatment and preserve VA benefits for active duty wounded warriors facing court-martial charges in new article, “Reclaiming the Rehabilitative Ethic in Military Justice: The Suspended Punitive Discharge as a Method to Treat Military Offenders With PTSD and TBI and Reduce Recidivism,” published by The Military Law Review. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2012...

2012-02-20 20:25:20

Children in the U.S. whose activity choices, interests, and pretend play before age 11 fall outside those typically expressed by their biological sex face increased risk of being physically, psychologically, and sexually abused, and of suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by early adulthood, according to a new study led by researchers at Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH). It is the first study to use a population-based sample to look at gender nonconformity as a risk...

2012-02-13 11:00:00

With many returning veterans and Americans suffering from undiagnosed mental health conditions, startup company Symptom Media's newly released military series seeks to enhance training and detection for the military and veteran populations through an expanding subscription-streaming library for integration into behavioral health curricula. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Many returning veterans and Americans suffer from undiagnosed mental health conditions that can, without...

2012-02-02 09:20:17

Findings in animals could lead to new treatments for people suffering from anxiety disorders, including post-traumatic stress disorder Rutgers scientists have uncovered genetic clues as to why some mice no longer in danger are still fearful while others are resilient to traumatic experiences — knowledge that could help those suffering with crippling anxiety and PTSD. "Our work with mice demonstrates how genes play a role in developing and extinguishing pathological fear like Post...


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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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