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WTC Responders Face Long-term Health Issues
2011-09-02 11:04:57

  Nearly ten years after The United States´ darkest day in history, rescuers who were exposed to toxic dust and smoke from the World Trade Center (WTC) terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have a 19 percent higher risk of getting cancer of all kinds than colleagues who were not exposed, according to a long-term study. The study, published this week in a special 9/11 issue of the medical journal The Lancet, evaluated more than 27,000 police officers, construction workers,...

2011-08-16 21:06:16

PTSD impairs ability to recognize emotions from facial expressions Facial expressions convey strong cues for someone's emotional state and the ability to interpret these cues is crucial in social interaction. This ability is known to be compromised in many psychiatric and neurological disorders, such as social anxiety or Korsakoff's syndrome. New research has now revealed evidence that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is also characterized by changes in the way the brain processes...

2011-08-03 06:52:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Patients with military-related, chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and symptoms that were not improved with use of an antidepressant medication did not experience a reduction in PTSD symptoms with use of the antipsychotic medication risperidone, according to this study. Posttraumatic stress disorder is one of the most common and disabling psychiatric disorders among military personnel serving in combat. Antidepressants are the predominant pharmacotherapy for...

2011-08-02 21:02:46

Former child soldiers from Northern Uganda who received a short-term trauma-focused intervention had a greater reduction of symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder than soldiers who received other therapy, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. It is currently estimated that approximately 250,000 children younger than 18 years are actively involved as child soldiers in hostilities in 14 countries or territories worldwide. The civil...

2011-08-02 21:00:19

Patients with military-related, chronic posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and symptoms that were not improved with use of an antidepressant medication did not experience a reduction in PTSD symptoms with use of the antipsychotic medication risperidone, according to a study in the August 3 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on violence and human rights. Posttraumatic stress disorder is among the most common and disabling psychiatric disorders among military personnel serving in combat....

2011-07-24 00:02:04

Applying for medical and disability payments can help Veterans benefit from emerging methods for diagnosing and treating PTSD, says West Virginia lawyer Jan Dils. Parkersburg, WV (PRWEB) July 23, 2011 The preliminary results of a South Carolina medical study should give greater hope to Veterans afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder, West Virginia Veterans' disability benefits attorney Jan Dils says. According to a recent news release, researchers from the University of South...

2011-07-18 16:09:35

A simple eight-question survey administered soon after injury can help predict which of the 30 million Americans seeking hospital treatment for injuries each year may develop depression or post-traumatic stress, report Therese S. Richmond, PhD, CRNP, associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, and her colleagues in General Hospital Psychiatry. "Depression and PTSD exert a significant, independent, and persistent effect on general health, work status, somatic...

2011-07-01 14:40:00

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PTSD Press announced the release of the much-anticipated SERGEANT BACK AGAIN--THE ANTHOLOGY of Critical and Clinical Commentary, Volume One. THE ANTHOLOGY (http://www.sergeantbackagain.com/anthology.html) contains the first collection of published critical and clinical writings regarding the earliest characterizations and manifestations of combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on and off the battlefield using a Vietnam novel...

2011-06-28 07:20:00

BERKELEY, Calif., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Landfall Productions and independent filmmaker Eric Stacey today announced their independent feature film "Purple Mind," which is a family/war drama about an Iraq combat vet's return home and subsequent battle with PTSD, is set to break new ground and premier on an international stage to almost 700,000,000 computer screens via FlickLaunch, "the first global film distribution platform built on Facebook." Purple Mind recently won Best Actor...

2011-06-27 13:08:00

WASHINGTON, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Federation of Government Employees recognizes National PTSD Awareness Day and joins other organizations in the mission to garner greater awareness and additional services for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As our nation's men and women return home from war, all too often the diagnosis and treatment of PTSD can slip through the cracks because of inadequate staffing of mental health...


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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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