Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Ketamine Not Associated With PTSD Development in Military Trauma Setting

Ketamine Not Associated With PTSD Development in Military Trauma Setting

In the military trauma setting, ketamine administration is not linked with PTSD.

Risk of Anxiety Disorder Relapse After Discontinuing Antidepressants

Risk of Anxiety Disorder Relapse After Discontinuing Antidepressants

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Researchers examined whether the risk of relapse or time to relapse was related to type of anxiety disorder, duration of previous treatment, and other factors.

FDA: Breakthrough Therapy Designation Granted for MDMA-Assisted PTSD Pyschotherapy

FDA: Breakthrough Therapy Designation Granted for MDMA-Assisted PTSD Pyschotherapy

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The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to MDMA for treating PTSD.

Pregnant Women With Migraine More Likely to Have PTSD

Pregnant Women With Migraine More Likely to Have PTSD

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Pregnant women with migraine are more likely to have PTSD.

rTMS May Improve PTSD in Eating Disorders

rTMS May Improve PTSD in Eating Disorders

In patients with eating disorders, rTMS of the DMPFC seems to be beneficial for treating PTSD.

Elderly Veterans with Dementia, PTSD More Likely to Received SGAs

Elderly Veterans with Dementia, PTSD More Likely to Received SGAs

Elderly veterans with PTSD and dementia have increased odds of being prescribed SGAs compared with those with PTSD alone.

CPAP May Improve PTSD in Veterans With Sleep Apnea

CPAP May Improve PTSD in Veterans With Sleep Apnea

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Utilizing CPAP is thought to promote consolidation of emotional memory, which may assist in recovery from traumatic events.

Anxiety, OCD, PTSD Benefit From CBT Plus Agonist

Anxiety, OCD, PTSD Benefit From CBT Plus Agonist

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DCS shows a small augmentation effect on exposure-based therapy.

PTSD Research Highlights Early Intervention Strategies

PTSD Research Highlights Early Intervention Strategies

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Relationship of trauma memories to other PTSD symptoms offers early intervention potential.

Worse Psychological Outcomes for Women Denied Abortion

Worse Psychological Outcomes for Women Denied Abortion

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There is no evidence that protecting women's mental health concerns should restrict abortion access.

PTSD Risk Following Unexpected Death of a Loved One May Be Predictable

PTSD Risk Following Unexpected Death of a Loved One May Be Predictable

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Screening assessments are useful for identifying high-risk individuals for early interventions following the unexpected death of a loved one.

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.

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