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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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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.

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Reduced With Virtual Reality Therapy

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms Reduced With Virtual Reality Therapy

Results from this study show that virtual reality exposure therapy improved posttraumatic stress disorders symptoms, had no adverse events, and maintained improvements for 6 months post treatment.

ICD-11 Proposed Criteria Identifies Fewer Cases of PTSD

ICD-11 Proposed Criteria Identifies Fewer Cases of PTSD

The results demonstrated that the proposed revision was less likely to identify patients with mild to moderate post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms who might still require treatment.

PTSD Symptoms and the Acute Pain Response in Low-Income Women

PTSD Symptoms and the Acute Pain Response in Low-Income Women

Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms may be associated with higher levels of acute pain and pain interference in low-income inner city women.

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Effective for Treating PTSD in Veterans, First Responders

MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy Effective for Treating PTSD in Veterans, First Responders

As a result of 6 phase 2 trials, the FDA has designated MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD as breakthrough therapy.

Prenatal Stress Exposure May Affect Childhood Temperament

Prenatal Stress Exposure May Affect Childhood Temperament

These data may be useful in developing care strategies for mothers suffering from stress exposure and in predicting the temperaments of their children.

Closed-Loop Neurotechnology Improves PTSD Symptoms

Closed-Loop Neurotechnology Improves PTSD Symptoms

Significant reductions in all symptom scores after intervention in military personnel.