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2011-04-25 13:15:27

Adults with post-traumatic stress disorder and a history of childhood trauma had significantly shorter telomere length than those with PTSD but without childhood trauma, in a study by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco. Telomeres are DNA-protein complexes that cap the ends of chromosomes and protect them from damage and mutations. Short telomere length is associated with an increased risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, and...

2011-04-25 08:44:00

LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroSigma, Inc., a Los Angeles-based medical device company, today announced research progress on three therapies employing trigeminal nerve stimulation (TNS), originally developed at UCLA and exclusively licensed to NeuroSigma. Background - TNS NeuroSigma is developing two embodiments of TNS: eTNS(TM) (TNS with external electrodes and an external pulse generator) and sTNS(TM) (subcutaneous electrodes and implantable pulse generator). The...

2011-04-21 11:11:00

Fought for treatment and acceptance of veterans with PTSD SALEM, Mass., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 19th annual Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice will be presented Saturday, May 7, 2011, to Dr. Jonathan Shay, M.D., Ph.D., for helping the military understand the impact of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on veterans and for bringing to public attention the complex realities of war-induced psychological injury. Thanks to Dr. Shay and others, more than...

2011-04-21 07:00:00

BRANFORD, Conn., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Marinus Pharmaceuticals, Inc., the leader in the development of neurosteroids for central nervous system disorders, today announced commencement of a proof-of-concept clinical trial of its lead candidate ganaxolone for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Ganaxolone modulates inhibitory GABA-A receptors, possibly at a specific neurosteroid recognition site. Neurosteroid levels have been implicated in both the severity and...

2011-04-07 16:36:34

First study of post-traumatic stress examines impact on men who sustain partner abuse Men who are abused by their female partners can suffer significant psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, depression and suicidal thoughts, according to two new papers published by the American Psychological Association. Although most reported domestic abuse is committed by men against women, a growing body of research has picked up on the prevalence and significance of domestic...

2011-03-22 12:46:41

The hippocampus, a brain region implicated in memory and interpreting environmental contexts, has been the focus of a controversy in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Early MRI studies suggested that the volume of the hippocampus was reduced in some people with chronic PTSD. This observation was interpreted as suggesting that stress produced atrophy within the hippocampus, consistent with a body of research conducted in animals. Supporting this hypothesis, it appears that the same region...

2011-03-01 13:59:10

PTSD sufferers would give up an average of 13 years of life to be without the disorder -- but may not realize that some symptoms don't affect happiness In the case of post-traumatic stress disorder, not all symptoms are created equal. In an effort to better treat PTSD, a study published March 1 in the journal Psychiatric Services is the first to examine which problems associated with PTSD actually correspond to lower quality of life, as indicated by the patient's willingness to die sooner or...

2011-02-23 17:38:02

High blood levels of a hormone produced in response to stress are linked to post-traumatic stress disorder in women but not men, a study from researchers at Emory University and the University of Vermont has found. The results are scheduled for publication in the Feb. 24 issue of Nature. The hormone, called PACAP (pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide), is known to act throughout the body and the brain, modulating central nervous system activity, metabolism, blood pressure, pain...

2011-02-16 16:18:36

An article published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Traumatic Stress is one of the first to provide evidence of the effectiveness of exposure therapy with active duty military service members suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study shows that virtual reality exposure therapy resulted in significant reductions in PTSD symptoms after an average of seven treatment sessions. Additionally, 62 % of patients reported clinically meaningful, reliable change in PTSD...

2011-02-09 08:30:00

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ - Neuro-Biotech Corporation (PINKSHEET: MRES) (OTCQB: MRES), having recently signed a Business Development Agreement with Russian based Credo-TM, who in turn had just finished negotiations for 1,000,000 Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) test with their nation's military forces to help with early detection of PTSD which is an ongoing concern for worldwide military forces. Stress, as defined by Hans Selye in 1945, could be expressed in...


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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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