Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Significant reductions in all symptom scores after intervention in military personnel.
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.
Catatstrophic thinking about pain in children may mediate the relationship between chronic pain and PTSD.
In the military trauma setting, ketamine administration is not linked with PTSD.
Researchers examined whether the risk of relapse or time to relapse was related to type of anxiety disorder, duration of previous treatment, and other factors.
The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to MDMA for treating PTSD.
Pregnant women with migraine are more likely to have PTSD.
In patients with eating disorders, rTMS of the DMPFC seems to be beneficial for treating PTSD.
Elderly veterans with PTSD and dementia have increased odds of being prescribed SGAs compared with those with PTSD alone.
Utilizing CPAP is thought to promote consolidation of emotional memory, which may assist in recovery from traumatic events.
DCS shows a small augmentation effect on exposure-based therapy.
Relationship of trauma memories to other PTSD symptoms offers early intervention potential.
There is no evidence that protecting women's mental health concerns should restrict abortion access.
Screening assessments are useful for identifying high-risk individuals for early interventions following the unexpected death of a loved one.
Researchers used MRI to detect variations in neural connections among earthquake survivors.
Veterans remain understudied in the field of eating disorders, possibly due to the misperception that men are not affected by them.
Meeting the Needs of a Vulnerable Population
Extreme trauma affects FKBP5 methylation in survivors of the Holocaust as well as in their offspring.
Emotional enhancement ability predicts symptom severity of PTSD and depression.
Comorbid PTSD and other psychiatric illness has been linked to increased rates of suicidal ideation and substance use disorders.
This brief sampling illustrates the diversity of content being presented at the annual meeting.
A growing body of research finds disproportionately high rates of sexual assault among servicewomen.
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.
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