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2014-01-21 23:01:40

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study suggests previous research overestimated PTSD in young cancer patients; new findings highlight the ability of children to adjust and even thrive in response to challenges Memphis, TN (PRWEB) January 21, 2014 A St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital study found that despite being diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, childhood cancer patients are no more likely than their healthy peers to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The...

2014-01-21 16:23:40

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study suggests previous research overestimated PTSD in young cancer patients; new findings highlight the ability of children to adjust and even thrive in response to challenges MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A St. Jude Children's Research Hospital study found that despite being diagnosed with life-threatening illnesses, childhood cancer patients are no more likely than their healthy peers to develop post-traumatic stress...

Alcohol Affects PTSD, Which In Turn Affects The Former
2014-01-17 15:14:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may turn to alcohol in order to cope with their condition, but a new study published in the Journal of Abnormal Psychology has found that heavy drinking can make symptoms of PTSD worse over time. The study authors said the discovery of this vicious cycle, which had been suspected but never confirmed, is the result of the first empirical study to look at the effects of the two...

PTSD Treatment Combines Psychotherapy And HDAC2 Inhibitor
2014-01-17 05:07:59

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Approximately eight million Americans are afflicted with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This condition is characterized by severe anxiety that can be traced back to a traumatic event such as a battle or violent attack. Because of the difficulties in treating this disorder with behavioral approaches, these traumatic memories often last throughout a lifetime. Although many patients are treated with psychotherapy in order to...

2014-01-09 23:04:18

The Hidden Enemy, a comprehensive, years-in-the-making documentary has been released by the mental health watchdog group, Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR). With increased mental health diagnoses, such as PTSD in soldiers, increased psychiatric drugging, and military suicide rates among active duty soldiers and veterans alike, hitting record numbers, The Hidden Enemy is the first documentary to fully expose psychiatry's role in the military and its devastating effects upon...

2014-01-01 23:01:18

Known as a primary provider of compassionate healthcare services for the MarijuanaDoctor's network and OMMP patients across the state, Oregon Medical Marijuana Cards is now ready to feature patient-centered services specifically reaching out to veterans. The O.M.M.C. will serve as one of Oregon's spotlight locations for PTSD patients after the state approved the ailment. (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 Oregon Medical Marijuana Cards is a network of state-certified alternative health...

2013-12-17 23:22:36

Metro Detroit therapy center, the Birmingham Maple Clinic, recently had Calder Kaufman, PsyD, LLP, clinical therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic offer a workshop to the rest of the staff to teach “Brainspotting”, a revolutionary treatment method for common disorders such as trauma, anxiety, and PTSD. Troy, MI (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 Metro Detroit therapy center, the Birmingham Maple Clinic, recently had Calder Kaufman, PsyD, LLP, clinical therapist at Birmingham Maple Clinic offer a...

2013-12-10 10:40:19

Private contractors who worked in Iraq, Afghanistan or other conflict environments over the past two years report suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and depression more often than military personnel who served in recent conflicts, according to a new RAND Corporation study. Researchers found that among the contractors studied, 25 percent met criteria for PTSD, 18 percent screened positive for depression and half reported alcohol misuse. Despite the troubles, relatively few get...

2013-11-29 16:21:14

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays are a time of high stress for all of us. This is especially true for the many Californians who suffer from chronic illness or disease. It's well documented that stress can aggravate a wide range of chronic ailments, both physical and psychological, such as back pain, cancer, PTSD or immune system deficiency.[i] (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131129/SF25479 ) These conditions cover the gamut from dealing with...

2013-11-27 15:51:50

A Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) study indicates that children are more likely to develop Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) if their mother is already afflicted. In the study published in the Journal of Depression & Anxiety, while fewer than 10 percent (8.4 percent) of the mothers were suffering from PTSD, more than a fifth (21 percent) of their children presented PTSD symptoms. Children who developed PTSD symptoms also had more psychosomatic complaints such as...


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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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