Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Brain Structure Alterations Observed in Children With PTSD

Brain Structure Alterations Observed in Children With PTSD

Researchers used MRI to detect variations in neural connections among earthquake survivors.

How Does Emotion Regulation Affect Food Addiction in PTSD?

How Does Emotion Regulation Affect Food Addiction in PTSD?

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Veterans remain understudied in the field of eating disorders, possibly due to the misperception that men are not affected by them.

Suicide Prevention in Veterans

Suicide Prevention in Veterans

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Meeting the Needs of a Vulnerable Population

Intergenerational Transmission of Stress Vulnerability and Resilience Following Trauma

Intergenerational Transmission of Stress Vulnerability and Resilience Following Trauma

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Extreme trauma affects FKBP5 methylation in survivors of the Holocaust as well as in their offspring.

Emotional Flexibility May Affect PTSD, Depression Severity

Emotional Flexibility May Affect PTSD, Depression Severity

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Emotional enhancement ability predicts symptom severity of PTSD and depression.

PTSD Prevalent, Underrecognized in the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

PTSD Prevalent, Underrecognized in the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

Comorbid PTSD and other psychiatric illness has been linked to increased rates of suicidal ideation and substance use disorders.

APA 2016: New Research Sampling

APA 2016: New Research Sampling

This brief sampling illustrates the diversity of content being presented at the annual meeting.

Women Disproportionately Affected by Military Sexual Assault

Women Disproportionately Affected by Military Sexual Assault

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A growing body of research finds disproportionately high rates of sexual assault among servicewomen.

Cognitive Therapy Benefits Only Some Patients with PTSD

Cognitive Therapy Benefits Only Some Patients with PTSD

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When people have expressed PTSD symptoms for about 6 months to a year and a half, the disorder becomes entrenched.

Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders, Headaches in Veterans with TBI

Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders, Headaches in Veterans with TBI

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An association was found between comorbid psychiatric comorbidities and headaches among individuals with traumatic brain injury.

Mindfulness Training Changes Brain Connectivity in PTSD

Mindfulness Training Changes Brain Connectivity in PTSD

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The brains of those with PTSD who received mindfulness training changed in ways that may have helped them "switch off" looping memories.

The Benefits and Consequences of Legalized Marijuana

The Benefits and Consequences of Legalized Marijuana

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Questions remain as to whether botanically-derived marijuana offers clinical benefit over pharmaceutical-grade THC, its active ingredient.

PTSD Symptoms May Increase Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

PTSD Symptoms May Increase Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis

In prospective cohort study of women, elevated risk for rheumatoid arthritis is independent of smoking.

Treating Patients Who Have Experienced Stillbirth

Treating Patients Who Have Experienced Stillbirth

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Stillbirth is associated with suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety and other manifestations of post-traumatic stress disorder.

Chronic Stress Impacts Immune System, Inhibits Memory

Chronic Stress Impacts Immune System, Inhibits Memory

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Mice repeatedly exposed to an aggressive intruder had a difficult time remembering locations in a previously mastered maze.

Post Stem Cell Transplant, Depression and PTSD Common

Post Stem Cell Transplant, Depression and PTSD Common

Decline in QOL and increase in depressive symptoms during hospitalization predict six-month outcomes.

Improvements Needed in Treating Veterans With PTSD, Depression

Improvements Needed in Treating Veterans With PTSD, Depression

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The number and timing of follow-up psychotherapy visits may be inadequate to deliver evidence-based psychotherapy.

Can New Class of Mood Disorder Drugs Also Treat Chronic Pain?

Can New Class of Mood Disorder Drugs Also Treat Chronic Pain?

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New research suggests that a group of drugs being developed for mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain.

Harassment of LGBT Youths Can Lead To Lasting Depression, PTSD

Harassment of LGBT Youths Can Lead To Lasting Depression, PTSD

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10.3% of the participants experienced moderate victimization that increased, and 5.1% experienced high levels of consistent victimization.

Women, Chronic Psychiatric Patients Seek Out Assisted Suicide the Most

Women, Chronic Psychiatric Patients Seek Out Assisted Suicide the Most

Patients are usually women; most have chronic, severe conditions with histories of suicide.

Rhetoric, Reactivity, and Evidence-Based Policy in the Wake of Shootings

Rhetoric, Reactivity, and Evidence-Based Policy in the Wake of Shootings

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Gun violence places a significant burden on the nation's public health and wellbeing.

Meditation for PTSD Soldiers Can Reduce Need for Meds

Meditation for PTSD Soldiers Can Reduce Need for Meds

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After one month of transcendental meditation, more than 80% of active-duty soldiers with PTSD had stabilized, reduced, or stopped taking meds.

Maker of Brain Games Lumosity Settles FTC Charges

Maker of Brain Games Lumosity Settles FTC Charges

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Lumos Labs, the creators of Lumosity, will pay $2 million to settle Federal Trade Commission charges.

PTSD Resources For Non-Vets Need Improvement

PTSD Resources For Non-Vets Need Improvement

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Research and resources geared toward non-veterans is not sufficient enough to help them.

UCLA Program Reduces Anxiety, Depression, PTSD in Military Families

UCLA Program Reduces Anxiety, Depression, PTSD in Military Families

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The intervention teaches the entire family approaches for overcoming misunderstandings, diminishing tensions, handling difficult emotions, and banding together.

Second Traumatic Experience Ups PTSD Likelihood

Second Traumatic Experience Ups PTSD Likelihood

After rats were given a second, unpredictable shock, they began to show fear and anxiety akin to what is seen in people with PTSD.

Oxytocin Examined as Potential Anxiety, Depression Treatment

Oxytocin Examined as Potential Anxiety, Depression Treatment

Oxytocin increased male mice's motivation for social interaction, though in stressed female mice, oxytocin had no effect.

PTSD Linked To Chemical Imbalance in Brain

PTSD Linked To Chemical Imbalance in Brain

The imbalance between brain systems, rather than the degree of change in a single system, that determines symptom severity.

Ten Percent of Adults Have a Drug-Use Disorder in Their Lifetime

Ten Percent of Adults Have a Drug-Use Disorder in Their Lifetime

About 4% of Americans are currently battling a substance-use disorder.

Younger Military Veterans Have Higher Suicide Risk

Younger Military Veterans Have Higher Suicide Risk

Generational values and recruitment of higher risk military personnel may help explain the U.S. military's higher suicide rates.

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