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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...

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...

2012-03-19 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...


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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