Screening assessments are useful for identifying high-risk individuals for early interventions following the unexpected death of a loved one.
When people have expressed PTSD symptoms for about 6 months to a year and a half, the disorder becomes entrenched.
The brains of those with PTSD who received mindfulness training changed in ways that may have helped them "switch off" looping memories.
In prospective cohort study of women, elevated risk for rheumatoid arthritis is independent of smoking.
Decline in QOL and increase in depressive symptoms during hospitalization predict six-month outcomes.
The number and timing of follow-up psychotherapy visits may be inadequate to deliver evidence-based psychotherapy.
10.3% of the participants experienced moderate victimization that increased, and 5.1% experienced high levels of consistent victimization.
Acknowledging the challenges facing trauma care providers is key to preventing compassion fatigue and burnout.
After one month of transcendental meditation, more than 80% of active-duty soldiers with PTSD had stabilized, reduced, or stopped taking meds.
Research and resources geared toward non-veterans is not sufficient enough to help them.
The intervention teaches the entire family approaches for overcoming misunderstandings, diminishing tensions, handling difficult emotions, and banding together.
After rats were given a second, unpredictable shock, they began to show fear and anxiety akin to what is seen in people with PTSD.
The imbalance between brain systems, rather than the degree of change in a single system, that determines symptom severity.
Treatment with methylphenidate was associated with an improvement in PTSD symptoms and fewer cognitive complaints in those with TBI.
Unaccompanied children and young people under the age of 18, were found to be at highest risk of PTSD. Photo courtesy of UNHCR.
Boosting activity of the protein serum SGK1 may help to reduce the symptoms of PTSD.
Thirty-nine percent of adults and 27% of children in the trafficked group were diagnosed with PTSD.
Vets screened for PTSD in integrated mental health services are more likely to receive necessary treatment.
Female Vietnam veterans have a 1.5 times higher likelihood of developing PTSD than women who served in the U.S.
Male and female soldiers followed for seven years developed PTSD at nearly the same rate.
Largest study to date finds no evidence of an association between post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer.
Sustained remission from post-traumatic stress disoders symptoms of aggression, emotional dysregulation demonstrated in 7-year-old boy.
Mindfulness-based stress-reduction therapy improved PTSD symptoms more than present-centered group therapy did.
Trauma may cause distinct and long-lasting effects even in people who do not develop PTSD.
At least one-third of Vietnam vets with PTSD also have comorbid major depression.
Benzodiazepines are associated with no improvement or even worsening of PTSD symptoms.
The hypertension medication propranolol may help PTSD patients with suppressing fear.
After viewing traumatic videos, people who played Tetris experienced fewer intrusive memories than those who didn't play the video game.
Women with severe PTSD had a 60% higher risk of developing cardiovascular disease than women who didn't experience trauma.
Patients who received both sertraline and mirtazapine had better improvements in remission and depressive symptoms than those who took sertraline alone.
Every significant increase in severity of a PTSD symptom was associated with a 40% increase in being at high risk for sleep apnea.
Almost 75% of soldiers with signs of PTSD also seemed to suffer from depression.
Danish study of more than 4,000 people finds PTSD is not a risk factor for developing nearly all types of cancer examined.
If Purdue University study is successful, it could persuade the Veterans Administration to allow service dogs for vets with PTSD.
Researchers find that people with PTSD have shorter than normal telomeres, a part of DNA strands that become shorter with age.
Viewing violent events on social media can cause PTSD-like symptoms.
The Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board, however, rejected cannabis as a treatment for anxiety.
Finding out what has happened soon after a trauma may change the way a memory is stored in the brain.
Nearly 25% of patients who survived a stay in an intensive care unit experienced PTSD symptoms within six months of discharge.
However, patients that received a second SGB injection saw more improvement in symptoms compared with those given placebo injection.
Rats with PTSD given blueberries showed an increase in serotonin, suggesting the fruit may alter neurotransmitter levels.
Sue Sisley, who was fired as a professor last year, said she will start the clinical trial as soon as she receives marijuana from the feds.
Veterans with combat experience were also five times more likely than soldiers who hadn't seen combat to suffer heart failure.
Algorithm crunches through 800 different factors that may contribute PTSD to more accurate predict risk in someone who has experienced trauma.
Researchers say next steps should be to develop a blood panel of predictive biomarkers for PTSD and use such information to develop new therapies.
PTSD symptoms were the strongest predict of later disability in military personnel with mild traumatic brain injury.
Small study found 55% of parents whose children had a stroke met at least one PTSD criteria.
Soldiers who underwent mindfulness training before deployment had fewer attentional lapses and less mind wandering.
Therapy dogs may help with emotional and social well-being of patients undergoing cancer treatment.
Andrew Brannan, a Vietnam vet who had suffered from PTSD, depression and bipolar disorder, received lethal injection for the murder of a Georgia cop.
Discovery suggests that hereditary influences the risk of developing PTSD.
Women with severe PTSD have almost twice the risk of developing type 2 diabetes than women without the condition.
New Orleans police officers with traits including resilience and satisfaction with life less likely to have PTSD in aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Veterans who have both PTSD and traumatic brain injury have worse outcomes than those who have just one condition.
Service dogs can reduce PTSD symptoms, improve relationships, and reduce substance abuse in veterans.
The Department of Veterans Affairs will use IBM's Watson supercomputer to advise physicians on PTSD treatment for veterans.
An observational study of 2000 participants find that medical marijuana made PTSD symptoms worse and increased violent behavior.
In rats, curcumin, the active compound in turmeric, blocked the formation of fear memories.
Engaging in resistance-training sessions and walking several times per week led to greater improvement in symptoms than psychotherapy, medication alone.
A hybrid imaging technique using positron emission tomography and computed tomography could better diagnose PTSD and traumatic brain injury.
Rats given synthetic cannabinoids after being subjected to electric shocks had fewer PTSD symptoms than rats not given any or given an antidepressant.
Current Department of Veterans Affairs policy bans its doctors from giving opinions or recommendations about medical marijuana.
Veterans who participated in psychotherapy via interactive video sessions saw greater improvement in PTSD symptoms than those on usual care.
Survey finds relatively few mental health practitioners have cultural competencies in dealing with veterans or use evidence-based care.
Changes in diagnosing acute stress disorder helped to better identify people at risk for PTSD.
Researchers have identified risk factors that can predict suicide risk in U.S. Army soldiers following hospitalization for psychiatric conditions.
Pregnant women with a recent diagnosis of PTSD were 35% more likely to have a baby born more than three weeks early.
App assesses cognitive and psychological symptoms to help clinicians make post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury diagnoses.
Researchers are studying the psychological effects of bed bug infestations, particularly with lingering anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Small study indicates that patients suffering from extreme PTSD given a "nerve block" saw their symptoms improve for up to three months.
Small study of 16 combat veterans found improvements in anxiety, depression, and less suicidal thoughts, after taking up surfing.
Fear, depression, and anxiety might follow a transient ischemic attack, researchers say.
Women with multiple symptoms of PTSD more than twice as likely to get addicted to food compared to women with no trauma history.
People who don't have a clear memory of a childhood traumatic experience can still develop post-traumatic stress disorder as an adult.
Using DSM-5 parameters, 30% of veterans who were diagnosed with PTSD under DSM-IV would no longer qualify for diagnosis.
Losing a loved one leads to an elevated risk of developing depression, panic disorder and PTSD.
More than 283,000 Vietnam combat veterans have symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Methylation of glucocorticoid receptor in genes of children plays role in expression of symptoms.
Environmental influences can trigger epigenetic mechanisms, which interact with the genome and may play a role in PTSD.
Virtual reality is an enhanced version of the imaginal exposure utilized as a part of trauma-focused psychotherapies.
Veterans on disability payments who received counseling worked more days than those who did not.
Women were more likely to see improvement compared to men and officers were more likely than enlisted personnel.
After one year, those with PTSD who said they had sleep problems were less physically active.
Researchers say symptoms are part of the hyperarousal dimension of posttraumatic stress disorder.
New Zealanders living near the site of the Christchurch earthquakes only had slightly higher incidence of mental issues compared to others.
Ketamine led to significant and rapid decline in severity of symptoms.
Therapies are costing federal agencies millions, but it's unclear which ones work best.
Pregnant women with post-traumatic stress diosrders and major depressive disorder where four times more likely to deliver preterm.
The military hopes to have a prototype completed within 5 years and then plans to seek FDA approval.
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