Relationship of trauma memories to other PTSD symptoms offers early intervention potential.
Advanced neuroimaging can more accurately diagnose traumatic brain injury and post-traumatic stress disorder than CT or MRI.
The dimensional brain-behavioral associations could potentially serve as an imaging marker to index inter-individual differences in treatment responses.
This suggests that stratified diagnosis and treatment for PTSD patients are necessary in clinics.
The treatment improved electrophysiological measures of autonomic nervous system state and emotionally-modulated startle response.
Researchers used MRI to detect variations in neural connections among earthquake survivors.
New study highlights the importance of re-experiencing symptoms, a major component of PTSD, in predicting cognitive impairment.
Veterans remain understudied in the field of eating disorders, possibly due to the misperception that men are not affected by them.
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.
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.
Involvement of Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Fear Memory Overgeneralization Following Exposure to Traumatic Stress
Extreme trauma affects FKBP5 methylation in survivors of the Holocaust as well as in their offspring.
When people have expressed PTSD symptoms for about 6 months to a year and a half, the disorder becomes entrenched.
An association was found between comorbid psychiatric comorbidities and headaches among individuals with traumatic brain injury.
The brains of those with PTSD who received mindfulness training changed in ways that may have helped them "switch off" looping memories.
The intervention teaches the entire family approaches for overcoming misunderstandings, diminishing tensions, handling difficult emotions, and banding together.
In mice, blocking a certain receptor that binds to serotonin prevented PTSD symptoms after they were exposed to a traumatic event.
Male and female soldiers followed for seven years developed PTSD at nearly the same rate.
Largest study to date finds no evidence of an association between post-traumatic stress disorder and cancer.
Sustained remission from post-traumatic stress disoders symptoms of aggression, emotional dysregulation demonstrated in 7-year-old boy.
Trauma may cause distinct and long-lasting effects even in people who do not develop PTSD.
Benzodiazepines are associated with no improvement or even worsening of PTSD symptoms.
The hypertension medication propranolol may help PTSD patients with suppressing fear.
After viewing traumatic videos, people who played Tetris experienced fewer intrusive memories than those who didn't play the video game.
Patients who received both sertraline and mirtazapine had better improvements in remission and depressive symptoms than those who took sertraline alone.
UCLA researchers also developed a new screening tool for clinicians to assist them in diagnosing trauma and mental illness in this population.
While PTSD is thought by many to primarily impact men, rates are twice as high in women as men.
Every significant increase in severity of a PTSD symptom was associated with a 40% increase in being at high risk for sleep apnea.
A shift in a patient's perspective on distressing imagery from traumatic events may help them recover.
Some soldiers who would have met diagnosis under DSM-IV criteria are now diagnosed with adjustment disorder, which may impact their care.
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