Cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety-related disorders was associated with improvements in suicide ideation rather than exacerbation.
Exposure Therapy Administered by Nonspecialty Healthcare Workers Effective in Treating Adolescent PTSDAugust 16, 2018
Participants in the prolonged exposure therapy arm experienced greater improvements in PTSD symptom severity from baseline to post-treatment than those receiving supportive counseling.
Participants in the trial were randomized to receive Tonmya 5.6mg sublingually at bedtime for 12 weeks or placebo sublingual tablets.
Based on their findings, researchers noted the importance of follow-up assessment of suicide risk, even among soldiers with low PTSD symptoms at homecoming.
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.
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.
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.
Rheuatology Advisor speaks with a psychologist about addressing mental health in patients with inflammatory arthritis.
Analyses revealed that the likelihood of suicide attempts during or after second deployment were twice as high in soldiers whose first deployment occurred within their initial 12 months of service.
These data may be useful in developing care strategies for mothers suffering from stress exposure and in predicting the temperaments of their children.
A number of factors including chronic pain co-occurring with posttraumatic stress disorder and pain interference may predict suicidal ideation and violent impulses in US veterans with chronic pain.
Significant reductions in all symptom scores after intervention in military personnel.
Individual placement and support employment intervention maybe be more effective than stepwise transitional work vocational rehabilitation.
Nightmares are frequently comorbid with other sleep and mental health disorders in US military personnel.
Bipolar disorder (31.9%), depression (19.8%), schizophrenia (14.2%), and anxiety disorders (9.1%) were the most common mental health issues reported. Approximately 13% of evacuees with a mental health concern reported a history of post-traumatic stress disorder.
In patients with nocturnal symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), prazosin did not significantly reduce nightmares or improve quality of sleep compared with placebo at 10 or 26 weeks.
For pediatric patients with chronic pain, PTSD symptoms may be linked with higher levels of pain intensity.
Cognitive processing therapy was directly compared with written exposure therapy for individuals with PTSD.
Mean reductions in Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale scores from baseline were significantly greater in the propranolol group compared with the placebo group.
Individuals with chronic pain and PTSD have poor pain-related outcomes.
Prolonged exposure therapy was associated with a greater reduction in PTSD symptom severity compared with a minimal-contact control.
Researchers examined if inhalation order, sex, or age affected CO2 response in PTSD.
Sexual harassment perpetuated by celebrities, prominent government officials, and others in positions of power is broadly affecting US culture.
Mismatch negativity amplitudes may be an objective means for evaluating auditory discrimination and sensory anomaly in PTSD.
Financial burdens of PTSD may be reduced with early screening and treatment in veterans with obstructive sleep apnea and PTSD.
The FAIR questionnaire may be useful to identify psychological stress in rheumatoid arthritis patients.
Catatstrophic thinking about pain in children may mediate the relationship between chronic pain and PTSD.
Although PTSD is a significant component of the ongoing trauma from torture, it is far from representative of the whole spectrum of physical, mental, and psychological distress that survivors experience.
Using mindfulness instead of exposure therapy may reach more veterans averse to discussing trauma.
Post-traumatic stress disorder affects approximately 3.5% of US adults and an estimated 1 in 11 people will experience PTSD in their lifetime.
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