Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Closed-Loop Neurotechnology Improves PTSD Symptoms

Closed-Loop Neurotechnology Improves PTSD Symptoms

Significant reductions in all symptom scores after intervention in military personnel.

Prazosin and placebo exhibit similar efficacy in post-traumatic stress disorder: The PACT trial

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.

Association Between PTSD, Pain Intensity Mediated by Sleep Quality in Pediatric Patients

Association Between PTSD, Pain Intensity Mediated by Sleep Quality in Pediatric Patients

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For pediatric patients with chronic pain, PTSD symptoms may be linked with higher levels of pain intensity.

Written Exposure Therapy as Effective as Cognitive Processing Therapy at Reducing PTSD Symptoms

Written Exposure Therapy as Effective as Cognitive Processing Therapy at Reducing PTSD Symptoms

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Cognitive processing therapy was directly compared with written exposure therapy for individuals with PTSD.

Reducing PTSD Symptoms: Propranolol Before Reactivation Therapy

Reducing PTSD Symptoms: Propranolol Before Reactivation Therapy

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Mean reductions in Clinician-Administered PTSD Scale scores from baseline were significantly greater in the propranolol group compared with the placebo group.

PTSD Symptoms Most Strongly Associated With Pain-Related Outcomes

PTSD Symptoms Most Strongly Associated With Pain-Related Outcomes

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Individuals with chronic pain and PTSD have poor pain-related outcomes.

Greater PTSD Improvement From Massed Prolong Exposure vs Minimal Contact Therapy

Greater PTSD Improvement From Massed Prolong Exposure vs Minimal Contact Therapy

Prolonged exposure therapy was associated with a greater reduction in PTSD symptom severity compared with a minimal-contact control.

PTSD May Be Mediated by Pain Catastrophizing in Parents and Their Children

PTSD May Be Mediated by Pain Catastrophizing in Parents and Their Children

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Catatstrophic thinking about pain in children may mediate the relationship between chronic pain and PTSD.

Ketamine Not Associated With PTSD Development in Military Trauma Setting

Ketamine Not Associated With PTSD Development in Military Trauma Setting

In the military trauma setting, ketamine administration is not linked with PTSD.

Risk of Anxiety Disorder Relapse After Discontinuing Antidepressants

Risk of Anxiety Disorder Relapse After Discontinuing Antidepressants

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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.

FDA: Breakthrough Therapy Designation Granted for MDMA-Assisted PTSD Pyschotherapy

FDA: Breakthrough Therapy Designation Granted for MDMA-Assisted PTSD Pyschotherapy

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The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation to MDMA for treating PTSD.

Pregnant Women With Migraine More Likely to Have PTSD

Pregnant Women With Migraine More Likely to Have PTSD

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Pregnant women with migraine are more likely to have PTSD.

rTMS May Improve PTSD in Eating Disorders

rTMS May Improve PTSD in Eating Disorders

In patients with eating disorders, rTMS of the DMPFC seems to be beneficial for treating PTSD.

Elderly Veterans with Dementia, PTSD More Likely to Received SGAs

Elderly Veterans with Dementia, PTSD More Likely to Received SGAs

Elderly veterans with PTSD and dementia have increased odds of being prescribed SGAs compared with those with PTSD alone.

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.

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.

Worse Psychological Outcomes for Women Denied Abortion

Worse Psychological Outcomes for Women Denied Abortion

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There is no evidence that protecting women's mental health concerns should restrict abortion access.

PTSD Risk Following Unexpected Death of a Loved One May Be Predictable

PTSD Risk Following Unexpected Death of a Loved One May Be Predictable

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Screening assessments are useful for identifying high-risk individuals for early interventions following the unexpected death of a loved one.

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.

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.

Suicide Prevention in Veterans

Suicide Prevention in Veterans

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Meeting the Needs of a Vulnerable Population

Intergenerational Transmission of Stress Vulnerability and Resilience Following Trauma

Intergenerational Transmission of Stress Vulnerability and Resilience Following Trauma

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Extreme trauma affects FKBP5 methylation in survivors of the Holocaust as well as in their offspring.

Emotional Flexibility May Affect PTSD, Depression Severity

Emotional Flexibility May Affect PTSD, Depression Severity

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Emotional enhancement ability predicts symptom severity of PTSD and depression.

PTSD Prevalent, Underrecognized in the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

PTSD Prevalent, Underrecognized in the Inpatient Psychiatric Setting

Comorbid PTSD and other psychiatric illness has been linked to increased rates of suicidal ideation and substance use disorders.

APA 2016: New Research Sampling

APA 2016: New Research Sampling

This brief sampling illustrates the diversity of content being presented at the annual meeting.

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.

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.

Mindfulness Training Changes Brain Connectivity in PTSD

Mindfulness Training Changes Brain Connectivity in PTSD

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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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