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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...

2013-11-27 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...

2013-11-26 23:31:02

New research suggests that women with PTSD are at higher risk for obesity, which could be compounded during the holidays. Fort Lauderdale, Fla (PRWEB) November 26, 2013 Alcohol and drug rehab for women provides treatment for more than addiction alone; behavioral health comes with many complications, including repercussions from trauma. Research published in the November 20th online issues of JAMA Psychiatry (http://archpsyc.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1780021) indicates that...

2013-11-08 23:02:21

Health care providers should be prepared to offer services not only to those directly impacted by a traumatic event but also to those for whom such an event triggers reminders of a traumatic event experienced in the past, according to a study of 71 Boston-area veterans with a history of trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) before and after the Boston marathon bombing. The study, published in the Journal of Traumatic Stress, showed that there is considerable variability in how...

2013-11-07 12:44:30

In order for prolonged exposure therapy, an evidence-based psychotherapy for PTSD, to reach its full potential, any misperceptions or ruptures in trust and communication between therapist and client need fixing, according to a new Case Western Reserve University study. The study, reported in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology online article, “Patterns of Therapeutic Alliance: Rupture-Repair Episodes in Prolonged Exposure for PTSD,” is among the first to examine how...

2013-11-05 10:28:32

Reports new study in Biological Psychiatry Childhood neglect and abuse, whether physical or psychological, confers a lifetime vulnerability to stress, anxiety, and mood problems. Such early-life stress is also suspected to contribute to the development of chronic pain in adulthood. In fact, there is growing concern that chronic pain syndromes may be a complication of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, this link is particularly challenging to study because many stressful...

Hunger Hormone Prevents PTSD
2013-10-16 10:41:24

Michael Harper or redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) say drugs created to suppress appetite may also be effective in preventing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). At the heart of the research is ghrelin, what many refer to as the “hunger hormone.” When this hormone was found to trigger appetite in humans, many drug manufacturers set about creating drugs to block the biochemical as a way to prevent obesity. Yet as...

2013-10-03 09:24:31

People suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) face a greater risk of cardiovascular disease and death. A new study involving a comprehensive review of the medical literature shows that PTSD also increases an individual's risk of metabolic syndrome. What links these two disorders is not clear, according to a study published in Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The article is available on the Metabolic...


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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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