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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...

2013-09-30 23:00:27

Florida Vein Care/Svelte Medical Weight Loss Center (http://www.floridaveincare.com), local businesses with three locations throughout the greater Orlando metro area are raising funds for local military veteran, Brian Fay suffering from PTSD. Belle Isle, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2013 The “Round up for the Run” will take place the entire month of October at Florida Vein Care, a center for treating varicose and spider veins and Svelte Medical Weight Loss Center, a center with a three-step...

2013-09-27 23:01:40

Neu-Becalm’d is a NeuroGenesis, Inc., supplement with over 30 years of scientific proof and use can help reduce the suicide rate of returning military suffering from PTSD. League City, TX (PRWEB) September 27, 2013 With numerous suicides monthly by returning veterans suffering from PTSD as reported in the Galveston Daily News and talked about on national talk shows like the Rush Limbaugh show, one company may have the answer. NeuroGenesis a supplement formulator whose patented...

PTSD Treatment Hope From Memory Loss Gene
2013-09-19 04:11:00

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The discovery of a gene partially responsible for the loss of old memories could benefit people suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by making it easier to replace fear-inducing recollections with more positive associations, researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) claim in a new study. The gene, which is known as Tet1, appears to control a small group of genes that control the phenomenon...

Scientists Demonstrate Ability to Erase Memories
2013-09-10 17:21:45

[ Watch the Video: Wiping Out Bad Memories ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online In the film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Jim Carrey played a man who had his brain scrubbed of painful memories – only to have them eventually come back to haunt him. While the selective deletion of memories may sound like science fiction, neuroscientists from The Scripps Research Institute have demonstrated just that in mice and rats, according to their report in the...

2013-07-23 23:04:13

Psychiatric hospital UBH Denton responds to an article commemorating National PTSD Awareness Day. Denton, Texas (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 University Behavioral Health Denton, or UBH Denton celebrates an article posted on June 25, 2013 in Time outlining the events of National PTSD Awareness Day and the sufferers and mental health leaders that spoke out. The article mentions Jerry Yellin, 89, who had “enlisted at 18 during World War II. He flew P-51 missions over Japan and lost 16 comrades...


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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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