post-traumatic stress disorder

Video Game Tetris Reduces Intrusive Memories in PTSD

Video Game Tetris Reduces Intrusive Memories in PTSD

After viewing traumatic videos, people who played Tetris experienced fewer intrusive memories than those who didn't play the video game.

Why Do Women Have Higher Rates of PTSD Than Men?

Why Do Women Have Higher Rates of PTSD Than Men?

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While PTSD is thought by many to primarily impact men, rates are twice as high in women as men.

No Evidence of Link Between PTSD and Cancer

No Evidence of Link Between PTSD and Cancer

Danish study of more than 4,000 people finds PTSD is not a risk factor for developing nearly all types of cancer examined.

Turmeric May Reduce Brain Damage in Alzheimer's, PTSD

Turmeric May Reduce Brain Damage in Alzheimer's, PTSD

A substance in turmeric powder may help reduce brain damage from Alzheimer's disease and ease fearful memories in PTSD.

Mental Illness Is More Complex Than a Diagnosis

Mental Illness Is More Complex Than a Diagnosis

Looking at both the social and neurological aspects of mental illness may be a better approach for research and treatment.

PTSD Combined With Brain Injury Compounds Poor Outcomes

PTSD Combined With Brain Injury Compounds Poor Outcomes

Veterans who have both PTSD and traumatic brain injury have worse outcomes than those who have just one condition.

PTSD Tied to Increased Risk of Food Addiction

PTSD Tied to Increased Risk of Food Addiction

Women with multiple symptoms of PTSD more than twice as likely to get addicted to food compared to women with no trauma history.

Anesthetic Ketamine Alleviates PTSD Symptoms

Anesthetic Ketamine Alleviates PTSD Symptoms

Ketamine led to significant and rapid decline in severity of symptoms.

More Treatment Options Needed for PTSD and Substance Use Disorders

More Treatment Options Needed for PTSD and Substance Use Disorders

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Integrated, evidence-based treatments for both PTSD and substance-use disorder are an area of unmet need.

Preterm Births Higher with PTSD, Depression

Preterm Births Higher with PTSD, Depression

Pregnant women with post-traumatic stress diosrders and major depressive disorder where four times more likely to deliver preterm.

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