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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...

Veterans With PTSD And Sleep Apnea Get Help From CPAP Therapy
2013-07-09 05:02:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One type of ventilation therapy can help reduce nightmares amongst veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), according to a new study recently published in an online supplement of the journal SLEEP. Principal investigator Sadeka Tamanna, medical director of the Sleep Disorders Laboratory at G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center in Jackson, Missouri, and colleagues report...

2013-07-01 15:07:21

Anyone who's ever heard a Beethoven sonata or a Beatles song knows how powerfully sound can affect our emotions. But it can work the other way as well – our emotions can actually affect how we hear and process sound. When certain types of sounds become associated in our brains with strong emotions, hearing similar sounds can evoke those same feelings, even far removed from their original context. It's a phenomenon commonly seen in combat veterans suffering from...

2013-06-27 23:22:18

June is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month and YogaFit wants to remind you that there are ways to help heal PTSD, such as breathing and meditation exercises, and several poses, which require no pharmaceutical medication. YogaFit seeks to spread their Yoga For Warriors program that features trainings on how to help those who has suffered from traumatic injury or who currently suffer from PTSD to overcome the disorder. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 27, 2013 YogaFit, the...

Vietnam Vets Who Have PTSD Are More Than Twice As Likely To Have Heart Disease
2013-06-26 12:27:08

NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Male twin Vietnam veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were more than twice as likely as those without PTSD to develop heart disease during a 13-year period, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. This is the first long-term study to measure the association between PTSD and heart disease using objective clinical diagnoses combined with cardiac imaging techniques. "This study provides further...


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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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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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