Ptsd

SfN: CBT May Improve PTSD, Depression Through Common Biological Mechanism

SfN: CBT May Improve PTSD, Depression Through Common Biological Mechanism

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The dimensional brain-behavioral associations could potentially serve as an imaging marker to index inter-individual differences in treatment responses.

SfN: PTSD From Different Traumas Shows Different Grey Matter Reduction Patterns

SfN: PTSD From Different Traumas Shows Different Grey Matter Reduction Patterns

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This suggests that stratified diagnosis and treatment for PTSD patients are necessary in clinics.

SfN: Non-invasive Nerve Stimulation May Improve PTSD Symptoms

SfN: Non-invasive Nerve Stimulation May Improve PTSD Symptoms

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The treatment improved electrophysiological measures of autonomic nervous system state and emotionally-modulated startle response.

Brain Structure Alterations Observed in Children With PTSD

Brain Structure Alterations Observed in Children With PTSD

Researchers used MRI to detect variations in neural connections among earthquake survivors.

Symptoms of Re-experiencing the Traumatic Event Predict Cognitive Impairment

Symptoms of Re-experiencing the Traumatic Event Predict Cognitive Impairment

New study highlights the importance of re-experiencing symptoms, a major component of PTSD, in predicting cognitive impairment.

How Does Emotion Regulation Affect Food Addiction in PTSD?

How Does Emotion Regulation Affect Food Addiction in PTSD?

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Veterans remain understudied in the field of eating disorders, possibly due to the misperception that men are not affected by them.

Veteran Suicides Fuel Widespread Demands for Answers

Veteran Suicides Fuel Widespread Demands for Answers

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As the Congress, VA, CDC and the Obama Administration address the issue, recent neuroimaging studies point to effective diagnostic tools available for PTSD and TBI — two common conditions among suicide victims.

The Future of Mental Health Apps

The Future of Mental Health Apps

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Nicola Davies, PhD, suggests that a great deal of research is still required, but apps are certainly showing great promise as a means of enhancing treatment outcomes when used as an adjunct to therapy and medication.

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

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

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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

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

Cognitive Therapy Benefits Only Some Patients with PTSD

Cognitive Therapy Benefits Only Some Patients with PTSD

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When people have expressed PTSD symptoms for about 6 months to a year and a half, the disorder becomes entrenched.

Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders, Headaches in Veterans with TBI

Comorbid Psychiatric Disorders, Headaches in Veterans with TBI

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An association was found between comorbid psychiatric comorbidities and headaches among individuals with traumatic brain injury.

Mindfulness Training Changes Brain Connectivity in PTSD

Mindfulness Training Changes Brain Connectivity in PTSD

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The brains of those with PTSD who received mindfulness training changed in ways that may have helped them "switch off" looping memories.

UCLA Program Reduces Anxiety, Depression, PTSD in Military Families

UCLA Program Reduces Anxiety, Depression, PTSD in Military Families

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The intervention teaches the entire family approaches for overcoming misunderstandings, diminishing tensions, handling difficult emotions, and banding together.

Blocking Memory Pathway Could Prevent PTSD

Blocking Memory Pathway Could Prevent PTSD

In mice, blocking a certain receptor that binds to serotonin prevented PTSD symptoms after they were exposed to a traumatic event.

PTSD Risk for Women in Military No Greater Than Men's

PTSD Risk for Women in Military No Greater Than Men's

Male and female soldiers followed for seven years developed PTSD at nearly the same rate.

No Evidence of Connection Between PTSD and Cancer

No Evidence of Connection Between PTSD and Cancer

Largest study to date finds no evidence of an association between post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer.

Ketamine Beneficial in Child With PTSD

Ketamine Beneficial in Child With PTSD

Sustained remission from post-traumatic stress disoders symptoms of aggression, emotional dysregulation demonstrated in 7-year-old boy.

Traumatic Events Impact Brains of People Who Don't Develop PTSD

Traumatic Events Impact Brains of People Who Don't Develop PTSD

Trauma may cause distinct and long-lasting effects even in people who do not develop PTSD.

Avoid Benzodiazepines As PTSD, Trauma Treatment

Avoid Benzodiazepines As PTSD, Trauma Treatment

Benzodiazepines are associated with no improvement or even worsening of PTSD symptoms.

High Blood Pressure Drug May Help Treat PTSD

High Blood Pressure Drug May Help Treat PTSD

The hypertension medication propranolol may help PTSD patients with suppressing fear.

Video Game Tetris Reduces Intrusive Memories in PTSD

Video Game Tetris Reduces Intrusive Memories in PTSD

After viewing traumatic videos, people who played Tetris experienced fewer intrusive memories than those who didn't play the video game.

SSRI/Mirtazapine Combination Beneficial as a PTSD Treatment

SSRI/Mirtazapine Combination Beneficial as a PTSD Treatment

Patients who received both sertraline and mirtazapine had better improvements in remission and depressive symptoms than those who took sertraline alone.

Depression, PTSD Risk Factors in Minority Communities Identified

Depression, PTSD Risk Factors in Minority Communities Identified

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UCLA researchers also developed a new screening tool for clinicians to assist them in diagnosing trauma and mental illness in this population.

Why Do Women Have Higher Rates of PTSD Than Men?

Why Do Women Have Higher Rates of PTSD Than Men?

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

PTSD Severity Linked to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea in Veterans

PTSD Severity Linked to Higher Risk of Sleep Apnea in Veterans

Every significant increase in severity of a PTSD symptom was associated with a 40% increase in being at high risk for sleep apnea.

Mental Imagery Plays Role in Psychiatric Disorders

Mental Imagery Plays Role in Psychiatric Disorders

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

DSM-V PTSD Change Excludes Some Soldiers From Diagnosis

DSM-V PTSD Change Excludes Some Soldiers From Diagnosis

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Some soldiers who would have met diagnosis under DSM-IV criteria are now diagnosed with adjustment disorder, which may impact their care.

New Treatments in Co-Morbid PTSD and Alcohol Addiction

New Treatments in Co-Morbid PTSD and Alcohol Addiction

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New psychosocial and pharmacological treatments hold promise in better treating the disorders.

No Evidence of Link Between PTSD and Cancer

No Evidence of Link Between PTSD and Cancer

Danish study of more than 4,000 people finds PTSD is not a risk factor for developing nearly all types of cancer examined.

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