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Insulin Resistance, Biological Markers of PTSD Increased in Military Veterans

Insulin Resistance, Biological Markers of PTSD Increased in Military Veterans

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Data from 80 veterans with PTSD were studied to examine the biological pathways between PTSD and markers of cardiometabolic risk.

Childhood Maltreatment Associated With Increased Risk of Psychosis in Ultra-High Risk Individuals

Childhood Maltreatment Associated With Increased Risk of Psychosis in Ultra-High Risk Individuals

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Child maltreatment is significantly more prevalent in young individuals who present with UHR symptoms compared with controls.

CBT Program for PTSD, Substance Abuse In Transgender Women With HIV

CBT Program for PTSD, Substance Abuse In Transgender Women With HIV

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Few current treatments currently target PTSD and substance use disorder at the same time.

Eating Disorders as a Result of Military Sexual Trauma in Veterans

Eating Disorders as a Result of Military Sexual Trauma in Veterans

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Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma are at higher risk for post-deployment eating disorders.

Expert Interview: Sex Assault Survivors Troubled By Political Climate

Expert Interview: Sex Assault Survivors Troubled By Political Climate

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Rape has been linked with the strongest risk for PTSD in both women and men, followed by combat exposure and child molestation.

PTSD Nightmares in Youth May Be Treatable With Prazosin

PTSD Nightmares in Youth May Be Treatable With Prazosin

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In cases of PTSD in children, reports showed a marked improvement in nightmares when prazosin was prescribed.

PTSD Linked to Amplification of Pain, Spinal Nociception

PTSD Linked to Amplification of Pain, Spinal Nociception

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Both pain response and development of chronic pain are significantly linked to trauma exposure.

Postpartum PTSD: Beyond Postpartum Depression in Maternal Mental Health

Postpartum PTSD: Beyond Postpartum Depression in Maternal Mental Health

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Postpartum PTSD is an area with limited physician knowledge.

Anxiety, Depression, PTSD Impacted By Occupational Stress

Anxiety, Depression, PTSD Impacted By Occupational Stress

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Stress is the key link between occupation and presentation of mental illness.

PTSD Severity May Be Indicated By Headache Pain

PTSD Severity May Be Indicated By Headache Pain

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Posttraumatic stress disorder severity may be related to chronic headache pain.

PTSD From Childbirth Can Have Lasting Consequences for Parents

PTSD From Childbirth Can Have Lasting Consequences for Parents

PTSD developments from childbirth can have lasting consequences and should be examined further by OBGYNs.

PTSD: Similar Effects of High- and Low-Frequency rTMS

PTSD: Similar Effects of High- and Low-Frequency rTMS

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Researchers compared the effects of different active rTMS frequencies on PTSD.

PTSD Symptoms Following MVCs Contribute to Axial Pain

PTSD Symptoms Following MVCs Contribute to Axial Pain

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PTSD and pain share a mutual relationship that contribute to chronic pain syndromes.

Mental Health Pre-Screening Shows No Benefit for Soldiers Post-Deployment

Mental Health Pre-Screening Shows No Benefit for Soldiers Post-Deployment

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Pre-screening military personnel after deployment did not affect the presence of mental illness.

Full PTSD Not Induced by Hip Fracture

Full PTSD Not Induced by Hip Fracture

Hip fracture does not induce full PTSD and infrequently induces partial PTSD.

CPAP May Improve PTSD in Veterans With Sleep Apnea

CPAP May Improve PTSD in Veterans With Sleep Apnea

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Utilizing CPAP is thought to promote consolidation of emotional memory, which may assist in recovery from traumatic events.

Support for Early Treatment With CBT in Youth With PTSD

Support for Early Treatment With CBT in Youth With PTSD

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This trial indicates that in most cases, youth who are diagnosed with PTSD 2 to 6 months after the initial trauma are likely to require treatment.

Mental Health Impairments Difficult to Reduce in UK Military Personnel

Mental Health Impairments Difficult to Reduce in UK Military Personnel

PTSD, depression, anxiety, and alcohol misuse among UK military personnel is difficult to reduce.

Increased Risk of PTSD in Parents of Kids With Critical Heart Defects

Increased Risk of PTSD in Parents of Kids With Critical Heart Defects

The researchers proposed integrating mental health screening and treatment into pediatric cardiology care.

Anxiety, OCD, PTSD Benefit From CBT Plus Agonist

Anxiety, OCD, PTSD Benefit From CBT Plus Agonist

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DCS shows a small augmentation effect on exposure-based therapy.

PTSD Research Highlights Early Intervention Strategies

PTSD Research Highlights Early Intervention Strategies

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Relationship of trauma memories to other PTSD symptoms offers early intervention potential.

SPECT Imaging Offers More Accurate Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

SPECT Imaging Offers More Accurate Diagnosis of Traumatic Brain Injury

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Advanced neuroimaging can more accurately diagnose traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder than CT or MRI.

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.

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