Rape has been linked with the strongest risk for PTSD in both women and men, followed by combat exposure and child molestation.
The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to MDMA for treating PTSD.
Pregnant women with migraine are more likely to have PTSD.
Utilizing CPAP is thought to promote consolidation of emotional memory, which may assist in recovery from traumatic events.
Relationship of trauma memories to other PTSD symptoms offers early intervention potential.
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.
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