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2012-07-04 01:22:04

A recent study by Erika J. Wolf, PhD, and Principal Investigator Mark W. Miller, PhD, both from the National Center for PTSD at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Department of Psychiatry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), found an association between post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dissociation. The findings, published in the Archives of General Psychiatry, suggest that symptoms of dissociation, which reflect problems in consciousness and awareness, are a prominent...

2012-07-03 23:03:45

Military Author and Attorney Discusses Growing Number of Child Custody Cases Involving PTSD-Afflicted Parents, Presents Blueprint for Courts to Distinguish Special Issues in Military Families and Accurately Assess Demonstrated Parenting Ability Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 03, 2012 Over two million children have had a parent mobilized for military duty since September 11, 2001. During the last decade of combat operations, one in five service members has become a casualty of either...

2012-06-21 11:12:31

PTSD doubles risk of future cardiac event and death One in eight people who suffer a heart attack or other acute coronary event experience clinically significant symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a meta-analysis of 24 studies led by Columbia University Medical Center researchers. The study also shows that heart patients who suffer PTSD face twice the risk of having another cardiac event or of dying within one to three years, compared with those without PTSD....

2012-06-21 06:20:06

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Each year, about 1.4 million people in the United States experience an acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Numerous studies have suggested that ACS induced PTSD is common and a meta-analysis of 24 studies shows 1 in 8 heart patients suffer from PTSD. PTSD is an anxiety disorder initiated by exposure to a traumatic event such as combat, disaster, or sexual assault. Common symptoms include nightmares, avoidance of reminders of the event, and elevated heart rate and blood...

2012-06-07 08:51:21

Even when brain injury is so subtle that it can only be detected by an ultra-sensitive imaging test, the injury might predispose soldiers in combat to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a University of Rochester Medical Center study. The research is important for physicians who are caring for troops in the years following deployment, as they try to untangle the symptom overlap between PTSD and mild traumatic brain injury (mild TBI) and provide the appropriate treatment. Until...

June Is Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month
2012-06-07 05:06:15

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com 1 in 29 Americans. This statistic refers to the number of U.S. military men and women, abused children, as well as survivors of rape, domestic violence, and natural disaster who suffer from Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hopes to shine new light on PTSD. Known as an anxiety disorder, PTSD develops after a person sees or lives through a particularly intense event that could have caused...

2012-06-04 17:53:26

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is among the most common, distressing, and disabling medical consequences of combat or other extremely stressful life events. The first-line treatment for PTSD is exposure therapy, a type of behavioral therapy where patients confront their fears in a safe environment. Although it is an effective treatment, many patients still experience symptoms after treatment and there is a relatively high drop-out rate....

2012-05-24 23:01:57

Nanotherapeutics is assessing the safety of its drug for treating PTSD - post traumatic stress disorder. About 300,000 veterans of the recent wars are estimated to be affected by PTSD or major depression. Alachua, FL (PRWEB) May 23, 2012 Nanotherapeutics, Inc., today announced initiation of a Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with PRX-3140. The trial is a single-site, open label pilot study to assess safety for use in adult subjects with...


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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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