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New Research Could Bring First Drug To Fight PTSD
2011-09-06 13:17:09

Researchers said on Monday they have identified a brain chemical related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that could lead to the first kind of drugs to treat the disorder.

2011-09-06 11:05:42

Data in a study published in the Archives of General Psychiatry suggest that certain variants of a gene that helps regulate serotonin (a brain chemical related to mood), may serve as a useful predictor of risk for symptoms related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following a trauma.

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 terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 have a 19 percent higher risk of getting cancer of all kinds than colleagues who were not exposed.

2011-08-16 21:06:16

Facial expressions convey strong cues for someone's emotional state and the ability to interpret these cues is crucial in social interaction.

2011-08-03 06:52:17

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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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