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Ambien Heightens Recollection Of Bad Memories
2013-06-16 04:45:19

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Once asleep, we all experience five different stages in our sleep cycle. That being said, one would be hard pressed to find anyone who is familiar with any of the cycles besides REM sleep, or rapid eye movement sleep, which is typically characterized by quick and random movements of the eyes combined with muscle paralysis. During REM, neural activity in the brain intensifies showing a similarity to the activity associated with...

2013-06-11 21:12:28

From a new study in Biological Psychiatry There is growing evidence that a gene variant that reduces the plasticity of the nervous system also modulates responses to treatments for mood and anxiety disorders. In this case, patients with posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, with a less functional variant of the gene coding for brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), responded less well to exposure therapy. This gene has been implicated previously in treatment response. Basic science...

Study Gives Hope For A Potentially New PTSD Treatment
2013-06-08 08:16:57

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe online Researchers writing in the journal Science Translational Medicine say they have discovered a potential new treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The team from Emory University, University of Miami and Scripps Research Institute discovered a compound called SR-8993 that was able to reduce PTSD-like symptoms in mice after they are exposed to stress. The discovery could pave the way for a treatment given to people...

Over Half Of All PTSD Patients Also Suffer From Depression
2013-06-05 06:41:44

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online More than half of all individuals diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also suffer from symptoms of depression, researchers from the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) Department of Psychological Sciences claim in a recently published study. The authors of the study, which appears in the online edition of The Journal of Traumatic Stress, analyzed 57 peer-reviewed studies representing data on over 6,600...

2013-05-31 23:28:43

The Cannabinoid System´s role in reversing dementia, treating PTSD and controlling diabetes highlight May´s cannabis news from Publius, the pen name used by the authors of The Cannabis Papers - Federal ignorance goes on unabated. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 The Cannabinoid System´s (CS) role in reversing dementia, treating PTSD and controlling diabetes highlight May´s cannabis news from Publius, the pen name used by the authors of The Cannabis Papers: A...

2013-05-31 23:16:12

Twenty-two veterans take their lives every day with over 600,000 living with psychological trauma from their service to our country. This Able Veteran is doing our part to help them. Carbondale, Illinois (PRWEB) May 31, 2013 On Memorial Day, we paused to remember those who have sacrificed so much for our country. But, remembering isn't enough. There is more we can do to truly thank our military personnel. There is one organization that understands the problems and gaps veterans face,...

Poor Sleep Linked To Post-Heart Attack PTSD
2013-05-30 15:48:29

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from researchers at Yale and Columbia suggests that a lack of sleep after suffering a heart attack could be due to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The study, which was published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, builds on previous evidence suggesting that heart attack survivors with PTSD have twice the risk of having another cardiac episode or of dying within one to three years, compared to those patients without...

2013-05-24 23:17:59

Neurofeedback is a research proven brain training method that harnesses neuroplasticity to reshape brain networks. When used to treat PTSD, neurofeedback quiets fear networks in the brain. Cambridge, Massachusetts (PRWEB) May 24, 2013 The NeuroDevelopment Center is making available without charge 20 sessions of neurofeedback treatment to anyone with PTSD symptoms related to experiences in the Marathon bombing. This includes first responders. Neurofeedback makes use of the brain´s...


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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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abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
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