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Sexual Harassment: Response to a National Crisis

Sexual Harassment: Response to a National Crisis

Sexual harassment perpetuated by celebrities, prominent government officials, and others in positions of power is broadly affecting US culture.

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Giving Patients Treatment Choice Improves PTSD Outcomes

Giving Patients Treatment Choice Improves PTSD Outcomes

Giving patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) their preferred treatment improves adherence and symptoms.

In Study of Veterans, Therapy Most Significant Predictor of PTSD Recovery

In Study of Veterans, Therapy Most Significant Predictor of PTSD Recovery

Patients with PTSD should consider concurrent treatment with evidence-based psychotherapy to maximize their chances for meaningful improvement.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Effective for Veterans With PTSD

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Effective for Veterans With PTSD

This research supports the use of mindfulness-based stress reduction as a treatment method for veterans with PTSD.

Shame Drives Suicidal Ideation Among Veterans With PTSD

Shame Drives Suicidal Ideation Among Veterans With PTSD

The authors argue that these findings suggest that reducing shame among veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder may reduce the risk for suicide.

Risk Factors for PTSD in Surrogate Decision Makers of Critically Ill Patients

Risk Factors for PTSD in Surrogate Decision Makers of Critically Ill Patients

Acting in the capacity of a surrogate decision maker can lead to emotional distress and poor health-related quality of life.

Adolescent Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Differ Between Sexes

Adolescent Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Differ Between Sexes

This initial evidence points toward sex differences among adolescents experiencing PTSD symptoms, both in network connectivity and symptom centrality.

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

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

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

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

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

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.