Category Archives: Mental Health: PTSD

Nearly Half of U.S. Kids Exposed to Traumatic Social or Family Experiences During Childhood

Newswise — Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development – be it having their parents divorce, a … Continue reading

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Half of US kids exposed to traumatic social or family experiences during childhood

Nearly half of all children in the United States are exposed to at least one social or family experience that can lead to traumatic stress and impact their healthy development - be it having their parents divorce, a parent die … Continue reading

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How early trauma influences behavior

Traumatic events leave their mark. People exposed to a traumatic experience early in life are more likely to be affected by illnesses such as borderline personality disorder or depression. However such experience can also have positive effects in certain circumstances. … Continue reading

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PTSD symptoms associated with increased food addiction

Bottom Line: Symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were associated with increased food addiction, especially when individuals had more symptoms or the symptoms occurred earlier in life. Authors: Susan M. Mason, Ph.D., of the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and colleagues. … Continue reading

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PTSD symptoms can be reduced with yogic breathing

Newswise — MADISON, Wis. — One of the greatest casualties of war is its lasting effect on the minds of soldiers. This presents a daunting public health problem: More than 20 percent of veterans returning from the wars in Iraq … Continue reading

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Cannabis Prevents the Negative Behavioral and Physiological Effects of a Traumatic Event and of Its Reminders

Newswise — Administering synthetic marijuana (cannabinoids) soon after a traumatic event can prevent PTSD-like (post-traumatic stress disorder) symptoms in rats, caused by the trauma and by trauma reminders. This is according to a new study conducted by Nachshon Korem and … Continue reading

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Fear, Safety and the Role of Sleep in Human PTSD

Newswise — The effectiveness of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) treatment may hinge significantly upon sleep quality, report researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System in a paper published today … Continue reading

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PTSD: new, rare insights

Published today in the open access European Journal of Psychotraumatology is a collection of articles that offer rare and unique insight into the often fiercely debated topic of deployment related PTSD and associated mental health problems. A wide range of … Continue reading

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PTSD can develop even WITHOUT memory of the trauma

Philadelphia, PA, August 14, 2014 – There are many forms of memory and only some of these may be critical for the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), reports a new study by researchers at the University at Albany and … Continue reading

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Treating Mental Illness by Changing Memories of Things Past

In the novel À larecherche du temps perdu (translated into English as Remembrance of Things Past), Marcel Proust makes a compelling case that our identities and decisions are shaped in profound and ongoing ways by our memories. This truth is … Continue reading

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Veterans’ alcohol problems linked to stress on the home front: Columbia study

Ann Arbor, MI, July 31, 2014 — Regardless of traumatic events experienced during deployment, returning National Guard soldiers were more likely to develop a drinking problem if faced with civilian life setbacks, including job loss, legal problems, divorce, and serious … Continue reading

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L-dopa medication could be helpful in the treatment of phobias and post-traumatic stress disorder

A drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease could also help people with phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists of the Translational Neurosciences (FTN) Research Center at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) are currently exploring the effects of psychotherapy to … Continue reading

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Early traumas and young people’s reactions to terror

Adolescents can have post-traumatic stress reactions even when not directly affected by terrorist attacks such as the tragedy of 22 July 2011 in Norway. They are at increased risk if they have experienced violence or sexual abuse in early life. … Continue reading

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