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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...

2012-01-21 08:00:00

Elements Caregiver Collective, Compassion First Collective and Southwest Arizona Patient Alliance (SWAPA) will present their petition to add Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a debilitating illness to the list of illnesses that qualify for Medical Marijuana Therapy. Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 21, 2012 On January 23nd, co-sponsors Elements Caregiver Collective, Compassion First Collective and Southwest Arizona Patient Alliance (SWAPA) will present their petition to add Post Traumatic...

2012-01-01 01:45:00

National Veterans Homeless Support (NVHS), Launches A New Program Called PTSA in 2012, With A Focus On The Awareness And Ongoing Treatment Of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in Florida. Brevard County, FL (PRWEB) December 31, 2011 A new program, benefitting homeless veterans who may suffer from PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), is coming to Brevard in the new-year. The PTSA (Post Traumatic Stress Awareness) Program is being offered as a new signature NVHS program and will be...

2011-12-02 08:00:00

A recent article in USA Today states that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is experienced in about 200,000 veterans according to the VA (http://usat.ly/rTn1t2). A leading cause of post-traumatic stress disorder is guilt that troops experience because of moral dilemmas faced in combat. Dr. Bonnie Weil treats PTSD as well as the related disorder also known as Survivor Guilt. (PRWEB) December 02, 2011 A recent article in USA Today states that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is...

2011-11-30 14:39:47

Study identifies risk factors for those most in need of treatment A Florida State University clinical psychologist has identified factors that could cause some women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to have chronic, persistent symptoms while others recover naturally over time. At the conclusion of a two-year study of women from across the nation, Assistant Professor Jesse R. Cougle found that those with PTSD who reported a history of rape or severe childhood physical abuse...

2011-11-28 20:30:52

Research led by Dr. Paul Harch, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has found that treatment with hyperbaric oxygen nearly three years after injury significantly improved function and quality of life for veterans with traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder. The findings are available online now in the Journal of Neurotrauma. Sixteen US veterans injured in Iraq who had been diagnosed with mild-moderate traumatic brain...

Dreaming Helps Take The Sting Out Of Painful Memories
2011-11-24 05:05:44

UC Berkeley researchers have found that stress chemicals shut down and the brain processes emotional experiences during the REM dream phase of sleep They say time heals all wounds, and new research from the University of California, Berkeley, indicates that time spent in dream sleep can help. UC Berkeley researchers have found that during the dream phase of sleep, also known as REM sleep, our stress chemistry shuts down and the brain processes emotional experiences and takes the painful...

2011-11-22 11:11:39

Although police officers are at a high risk of experiencing traumatic events (TE) in their work, they are no more likely than the general population to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These are the findings from the second phase of an original and groundbreaking study published by the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) on the risk and protective factors of post-traumatic stress...

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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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