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2011-01-08 11:35:00

Nearly 10 years after the greatest human-made disaster in U.S. history-- the destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) towers -- there has been little research documenting the attacks' consequences among those most directly affected -- the survivors who escaped the World Trade Center towers. In a study just released by Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, in conjunction with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the federal Agency for Toxic...

2011-01-04 04:11:57

Combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms appear to be associated with longer-term physical (headache, tinnitus), emotional (irritability) and cognitive (diminished concentration or memory) symptoms, according to a report in the January issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Conversely, concussion/mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBI) do not appear to have long-term negative effects on troops. "Nearly 2 million troops have been deployed...

2010-12-30 10:09:46

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers at the University of Iowa have pinpointed the part of the brain that causes people to experience fear- a discovery that could immensely improve the treatment for the many people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other anxiety conditions. The study assesses how the emotion of fear depends on the amygdale, a region in the brain. The patient in the case study has a rare condition in which her amygdale is destroyed. UI researchers observed her...

2010-12-22 18:31:12

Stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories, a team of neuroscientists has found in a study of laboratory rats. Their results, which appear in the journal PLoS Biology, may bolster our understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and could offer a pathway for addressing PTSD and related afflictions. The study was conducted by researchers at the Czech Republic's Academy of Sciences, the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center, and Rockefeller University. "Our...

2010-12-21 07:24:49

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Researchers believe that current diagnostic procedures for post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) fail to achieve adequate research into the broad nature of the traumatic event, according to this study. The relevancy of a person's subjective experience in determining what constitutes a traumatic event has been a source of debate among PTSD specialists for years. The study concludes that both objective and subjective factors are relevant and that current PTSD...

2010-12-17 13:25:19

Current diagnostic procedures for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) fail to adequately reflect research into the broad nature of a traumatic event, according to a study that will appear in the January print issue of Psychological Bulletin. The relevancy of an individual's subjective experience in determining what constitutes a traumatic event has been a source of debate among PTSD specialists for years. The study concludes that both objective and subjective factors are relevant and that...

2010-12-14 09:35:00

MANKATO, Minn., Dec. 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Patrick Nelson has post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Serving three tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan and watching two of your friends die in an explosion can do that to a guy. But instead of getting mad, Patrick Nelson is waxing poetic on his very public blog, Real Combat Life (www.realcombatlife.com). And he's hoping other soldiers will do the same, particularly during the often-stressful holiday season. Nelson launched Real Combat...

2010-12-14 00:01:26

Veteran Community Leaders Celebrate Long-Awaited PTSD Awareness Brevard County, FL (Vocus/PRWEB) December 13, 2010 Florida's Governor, Charlie Crist, signed a proclamation Friday, Dec 10th, bringing PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) awareness into the Florida spotlight, and in so doing, made the plight and dream of a 20 year homeless veteran advocate and local community hero come true. George Taylor, President of the National Veterans Homeless Support(NVHS), has been working towards...

2010-12-09 07:42:51

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- For smokers with military-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), integrating smoking cessation treatment with mental health treatment for PTSD resulted in higher rates of prolonged smoking abstinence, compare to referral for assistance with quitting smoking, according to this study. Addiction to nicotine is much more common among individuals with mental illness. Posttraumatic stress disorder, a common mental disorder, is highly associated with smoking (45 percent)...

2010-12-07 15:51:39

Among smokers with military-related posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), integrating smoking cessation treatment with mental health care for PTSD resulted in higher rates of prolonged smoking abstinence, compared to referral for assistance with quitting smoking, according to a study in the December 8 issue of JAMA. Nicotine dependence is more common among individuals with mental illness. "Posttraumatic stress disorder, a prevalent mental disorder, is highly associated with smoking (45...


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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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