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PTSD Symptoms Appear For Many Women Diagnosed With Breast Cancer
2013-03-02 06:55:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Nearly one-fourth of all women who have recently been diagnosed with breast cancer reported experiencing symptoms consistent with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) soon after hearing the news, according to a new study published online by the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI). "We analyzed interview responses from more than 1,100 women," lead author Dr. Alfred I. Neugut of the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer...

2013-02-26 11:45:49

Condition long linked to war veterans found in one in 3 ventilated patients One in three people who survived stays in an intensive care unit (ICU) and required use of a mechanical ventilator showed substantial post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptoms that lasted for up to two years, according to a new Johns Hopkins study of patients with acute lung injury. Because acute lung injury (ALI) – a syndrome marked by excessive fluid in the lungs and frequent multi-organ failure...

2013-02-22 12:24:36

Pre-war vulnerability is just as important as combat-related trauma in predicting whether veterans´ symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) will be long-lasting, according to new research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Researcher Bruce Dohrenwend and colleagues at Columbia´s Mailman School of Public Health and the New York State Psychiatric Institute found that traumatic experiences during combat...

2013-02-14 13:34:14

Israeli soldiers tracked through deployment to ID predictors -- NIH study Soldiers preoccupied with threat at the time of enlistment or with avoiding it just before deployment were more likely to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), in a study of Israeli infantrymen. Such pre-deployment threat vigilance and avoidance, interacting with combat experience and an emotion-related gene, accounted for more than a third of PTSD symptoms that emerged later, say National Institutes of...

Can Depression Be Good For You?
2013-01-24 10:13:23

Alan McStravick — Exclusive for redOrbit.com The study of serotonin levels, the relation between depression and PTSD, and getting past the negative biases in human study reporting It is not uncommon to associate depression with sadness, frustration and a general sense of ennui. Anyone who has suffered from depression knows there isn´t anything good about it. Or is there? At the recent conference called Rat Genomics and Models at the Møller Centre at Cambridge...

2013-01-14 23:00:29

Rich in historical details, this character-driven, fast-paced novel views the Civil War through the eyes of a man battling what doctors in that era called "soldier's heart" (PTSD). Readers learn that many southerners felt conflicted about the war, slavery, conscription and the role of mercenary blockade-runners. Estero, Florida (PRWEB) January 14, 2013 "The Reckoning" is the first-person account of Ed Canfield, a blockade runner battling his own demons and deadly foes on every side....

2012-12-12 22:57:31

Children suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of traumatic events, including child abuse, may benefit from psychological therapies, according to a review published in The Cochrane Library. In the first systematic review of PTSD in young people, researchers found that children and teenagers diagnosed with PTSD showed signs of improvement up to three months following treatment and called for more studies to assess long-term benefits. People who develop PTSD have...


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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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