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Expert Interview: Sex Assault Survivors Troubled By Political Climate

Expert Interview: Sex Assault Survivors Troubled By Political Climate

Rape has been linked with the strongest risk for PTSD in both women and men, followed by combat exposure and child molestation.

PTSD From Childbirth Can Have Lasting Consequences for Parents

PTSD From Childbirth Can Have Lasting Consequences for Parents

PTSD developments from childbirth can have lasting consequences and should be examined further by OBGYNs.

SPECT Imaging Offers More Accurate Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

SPECT Imaging Offers More Accurate Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

Advanced neuroimaging can more accurately diagnose traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder than CT or MRI.

Functional Role of Adult-Born Neurons in Stress Vulnerability and Resilience

Functional Role of Adult-Born Neurons in Stress Vulnerability and Resilience

Involvement of Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Fear Memory Overgeneralization Following Exposure to Traumatic Stress

Intergenerational Transmission of Stress Vulnerability and Resilience Following Trauma

Intergenerational Transmission of Stress Vulnerability and Resilience Following Trauma

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

Women Disproportionately Affected by Military Sexual Assault

Women Disproportionately Affected by Military Sexual Assault

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

Treating Patients Who Have Experienced Stillbirth

Treating Patients Who Have Experienced Stillbirth

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

The Grey Area of Concussion Diagnosis

The Grey Area of Concussion Diagnosis

Athletes often deny symptoms and a concussion diagnosis may depend on others noticing that a player is "off."

PTSD and Comorbid Depression: Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment

PTSD and Comorbid Depression: Challenges of Diagnosis and Treatment

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.

Psychedelics Promising for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, and PTSD

Psychedelics Promising for Anxiety, Depression, Addiction, and PTSD

Although questionable research sidelined psychedelic research decades ago, recent studies indicate they may be useful as a therapy for psychiatric disorders.

Why Do Women Have Higher Rates of PTSD Than Men?

Why Do Women Have Higher Rates of PTSD Than Men?

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

Mental Imagery Plays Role in Psychiatric Disorders

Mental Imagery Plays Role in Psychiatric Disorders

A shift in a patient's perspective on distressing imagery from traumatic events may help them recover.

Why Marijuana Is Critical For Research in Treating PTSD

Why Marijuana Is Critical For Research in Treating PTSD

Arizona psychiatrist Sue Sisley has been battling for years to conduct research to demonstrate cannabis as an effective PTSD treatment.

More Treatment Options Needed for PTSD and Substance Use Disorders

More Treatment Options Needed for PTSD and Substance Use Disorders

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

Research Underway on Psychedelic Treatments for PTSD

Research Underway on Psychedelic Treatments for PTSD

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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