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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...

2012-05-07 13:24:48

U.S. Army researcher Maj. Gary H. Wynn, M.D., shared new analysis on why some Soldiers suffering from combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) never seek care or drop out of treatment early during a presentation today at the American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting. His presentation, "Epidemiology of Combat-Related PTSD in U.S. Service Members: Lessons Learned," also described the approaches the Army is using to address this issue and improve overall patient outcomes....

Link Between Blood Pressure Medication And PTSD Symptoms Discovered
2012-05-02 10:09:58

Image Credit: Photos.com --- Connie K. Ho for RedOrbit.com New findings from the Grady Trauma Project report that traumatized people who take a type of blood pressure medication often have less intense post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms. The results show that angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) could be used to help treat patients with PSTD. The study was conducted with over 5,000 low-income Atlanta residents who were...


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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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