Trauma & Stressor-Related Disorders

Neural Correlates of Emotion Regulation in Adolescence Following Childhood Adversity

Neural Correlates of Emotion Regulation in Adolescence Following Childhood Adversity

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Childhood is a critical developmental period in the brain's response to traumatic stress such as family adversity.

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.

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

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

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

Women Disproportionately Affected by Military Sexual Assault

Women Disproportionately Affected by Military Sexual Assault

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A growing body of research finds disproportionately high rates of sexual assault among servicewomen.

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.

Catastrophizing Not Simply a Ploy for Attention

Catastrophizing Not Simply a Ploy for Attention

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Research suggests that solicitousness is a side effect of catastrophizing, but is not the main goal.

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.

Depression Risk Elevated in TBI Patients with High Cholesterol

Depression Risk Elevated in TBI Patients with High Cholesterol

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Study suggests statins may play a role in the development of new-onset depression.

Chronic Stress Impacts Immune System, Inhibits Memory

Chronic Stress Impacts Immune System, Inhibits Memory

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Mice repeatedly exposed to an aggressive intruder had a difficult time remembering locations in a previously mastered maze.

Improvements Needed in Treating Veterans With PTSD, Depression

Improvements Needed in Treating Veterans With PTSD, Depression

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The number and timing of follow-up psychotherapy visits may be inadequate to deliver evidence-based psychotherapy.

Harassment of LGBT Youths Can Lead To Lasting Depression, PTSD

Harassment of LGBT Youths Can Lead To Lasting Depression, PTSD

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10.3% of the participants experienced moderate victimization that increased, and 5.1% experienced high levels of consistent victimization.

Concussions: A Growing Psychiatric Epidemic

Concussions: A Growing Psychiatric Epidemic

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Until more effort is put into preventing injury in the first place, psychiatrists will likely continue to be key players in the game.

Trauma Teams Face High Rates of Compassion Fatigue, Burnout

Trauma Teams Face High Rates of Compassion Fatigue, Burnout

Acknowledging the challenges facing trauma care providers is key to preventing compassion fatigue and burnout.

The Grey Area of Concussion Diagnosis

The Grey Area of Concussion Diagnosis

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Athletes often deny symptoms and a concussion diagnosis may depend on others noticing that a player is "off."

Mindfulness Lowers Stress in Poor Students

Mindfulness Lowers Stress in Poor Students

Improved psychological functioning and moderation of negative effect of stress was seen in middle school students.

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.

Oxytocin Examined as Potential Anxiety, Depression Treatment

Oxytocin Examined as Potential Anxiety, Depression Treatment

Oxytocin increased male mice's motivation for social interaction, though in stressed female mice, oxytocin had no effect.

PTSD Linked To Chemical Imbalance in Brain

PTSD Linked To Chemical Imbalance in Brain

The imbalance between brain systems, rather than the degree of change in a single system, that determines symptom severity.

Younger Military Veterans Have Higher Suicide Risk

Younger Military Veterans Have Higher Suicide Risk

Generational values and recruitment of higher risk military personnel may help explain the U.S. military's higher suicide rates.

Human Trafficking Victims Have High Rates of PTSD, Depression

Human Trafficking Victims Have High Rates of PTSD, Depression

Thirty-nine percent of adults and 27% of children in the trafficked group were diagnosed with PTSD.

Many Mental Health Apps Are Not Evidence Backed

Many Mental Health Apps Are Not Evidence Backed

85% of mental health apps recommended by the UK's National Health Service have no evidence that they work.

Integrated Mental Health Care Improves PTSD Treatment for Vets

Integrated Mental Health Care Improves PTSD Treatment for Vets

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Vets screened for PTSD in integrated mental health services are more likely to receive necessary treatment.

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.

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