PTSD Featured Archive
Although PTSD is a significant component of the ongoing trauma from torture, it is far from representative of the whole spectrum of physical, mental, and psychological distress that survivors experience.
Using mindfulness instead of exposure therapy may reach more veterans averse to discussing trauma.
Rape has been linked with the strongest risk for PTSD in both women and men, followed by combat exposure and child molestation.
PTSD developments from childbirth can have lasting consequences and should be examined further by OBGYNs.
Advanced neuroimaging can more accurately diagnose traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder than CT or MRI.
Involvement of Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Fear Memory Overgeneralization Following Exposure to Traumatic Stress
Extreme trauma affects FKBP5 methylation in survivors of the Holocaust as well as in their offspring.
A growing body of research finds disproportionately high rates of sexual assault among servicewomen.
Stillbirth is associated with suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety and other manifestations of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Athletes often deny symptoms and a concussion diagnosis may depend on others noticing that a player is "off."
By far, the highest risk of PTSD is among combat veterans, whose likelihood of exposure to severely traumatizing events is much higher than the average person.
Although questionable research sidelined psychedelic research decades ago, recent studies indicate they may be useful as a therapy for psychiatric disorders.
While PTSD is thought by many to primarily impact men, rates are twice as high in women as men.
A shift in a patient's perspective on distressing imagery from traumatic events may help them recover.
Arizona psychiatrist Sue Sisley has been battling for years to conduct research to demonstrate cannabis as an effective PTSD treatment.
Integrated, evidence-based treatments for both PTSD and substance-use disorder are an area of unmet need.
Not all patients respond well to currently available psychotherapy approaches or medication, so ongoing research efforts are evaluating some unconventional approaches.
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