Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Alter Suicidal Ideation in Anxiety Disorders

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy May Alter Suicidal Ideation in Anxiety Disorders

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Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety-related disorders was associated with improvements in suicide ideation rather than exacerbation.

Exposure Therapy Administered by Nonspecialty Healthcare Workers Effective in Treating Adolescent PTSD

Exposure Therapy Administered by Nonspecialty Healthcare Workers Effective in Treating Adolescent PTSD

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Participants in the prolonged exposure therapy arm experienced greater improvements in PTSD symptom severity from baseline to post-treatment than those receiving supportive counseling.

Mind-Body Therapy and Psychiatry: Ancient Tools for Modern Practice

Mind-Body Therapy and Psychiatry: Ancient Tools for Modern Practice

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Meditation techniques have an ever-growing evidence base to support their use and have become increasingly accepted in Western medicine as helpful adjuncts to other therapies.

World Trade Center PTSD May Up Risk for Stroke, MI in Clean-Up Crew

World Trade Center PTSD May Up Risk for Stroke, MI in Clean-Up Crew

World Trade Center-related PTSD is a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke among workers involved in cleaning up the debris.

Predicting Suicide Ideation in US Soldiers Based on PTSD Trajectory

Predicting Suicide Ideation in US Soldiers Based on PTSD Trajectory

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Based on their findings, researchers noted the importance of follow-up assessment of suicide risk, even among soldiers with low PTSD symptoms at homecoming.

Identifying Predictive Factors for Psychotropic Use in Youths With PTSD

Identifying Predictive Factors for Psychotropic Use in Youths With PTSD

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These data suggest that psychotherapy is underutilized as treatment in youths with PTSD, and that much of this population does not receive any form of care.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Reduced With Virtual Reality Therapy

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Reduced With Virtual Reality Therapy

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Results from this study show that virtual reality exposure therapy improved posttraumatic stress disorders symptoms, had no adverse events, and maintained improvements for 6 months post treatment.

ICD-11 Proposed Criteria Identifies Fewer Cases of PTSD

ICD-11 Proposed Criteria Identifies Fewer Cases of PTSD

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The results demonstrated that the proposed revision was less likely to identify patients with mild to moderate post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms who might still require treatment.

PTSD Symptoms and the Acute Pain Response in Low-Income Women

PTSD Symptoms and the Acute Pain Response in Low-Income Women

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Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms may be associated with higher levels of acute pain and pain interference in low-income inner city women.

Addressing Psychiatric Comorbidities in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

Addressing Psychiatric Comorbidities in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

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Rheuatology Advisor speaks with a psychologist about addressing mental health in patients with inflammatory arthritis.

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Effective for Treating PTSD in Veterans, First Responders

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Effective for Treating PTSD in Veterans, First Responders

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As a result of 6 phase 2 trials, the FDA has designated MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD as breakthrough therapy.

Prenatal Stress Exposure May Affect Childhood Temperament

Prenatal Stress Exposure May Affect Childhood Temperament

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These data may be useful in developing care strategies for mothers suffering from stress exposure and in predicting the temperaments of their children.

Predicting Suicidal Ideation in Veterans With Chronic Pain

Predicting Suicidal Ideation in Veterans With Chronic Pain

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A number of factors including chronic pain co-occurring with posttraumatic stress disorder and pain interference may predict suicidal ideation and violent impulses in US veterans with chronic pain.

Closed-Loop Neurotechnology Improves PTSD Symptoms

Closed-Loop Neurotechnology Improves PTSD Symptoms

Significant reductions in all symptom scores after intervention in military personnel.

Prazosin and placebo exhibit similar efficacy in post-traumatic stress disorder: The PACT trial

In patients with nocturnal symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), prazosin did not significantly reduce nightmares or improve quality of sleep compared with placebo at 10 or 26 weeks.

Association Between PTSD, Pain Intensity Mediated by Sleep Quality in Pediatric Patients

Association Between PTSD, Pain Intensity Mediated by Sleep Quality in Pediatric Patients

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For pediatric patients with chronic pain, PTSD symptoms may be linked with higher levels of pain intensity.

Written Exposure Therapy as Effective as Cognitive Processing Therapy at Reducing PTSD Symptoms

Written Exposure Therapy as Effective as Cognitive Processing Therapy at Reducing PTSD Symptoms

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Cognitive processing therapy was directly compared with written exposure therapy for individuals with PTSD.

Reducing PTSD Symptoms: Propranolol Before Reactivation Therapy

Reducing PTSD Symptoms: Propranolol Before Reactivation Therapy

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Mean reductions in Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale scores from baseline were significantly greater in the propranolol group compared with the placebo group.

PTSD Symptoms Most Strongly Associated With Pain-Related Outcomes

PTSD Symptoms Most Strongly Associated With Pain-Related Outcomes

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Individuals with chronic pain and PTSD have poor pain-related outcomes.

Greater PTSD Improvement From Massed Prolong Exposure vs Minimal Contact Therapy

Greater PTSD Improvement From Massed Prolong Exposure vs Minimal Contact Therapy

Prolonged exposure therapy was associated with a greater reduction in PTSD symptom severity compared with a minimal-contact control.

PTSD May Be Mediated by Pain Catastrophizing in Parents and Their Children

PTSD May Be Mediated by Pain Catastrophizing in Parents and Their Children

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Catatstrophic thinking about pain in children may mediate the relationship between chronic pain and PTSD.

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.

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