Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
For military veterans, in-person social interaction, but not social contact on Facebook, is associated with a significantly reduced risk for symptoms of major depression and PTSD.
Investigators compared a non-trauma-focused meditation program with a gold-standard trauma-focused psychotherapy.
In patients with traumatic injury, there may be a benefit to starting paroxetine to prevent PTSD and associated symptoms, including numbing and avoidance.
Giving patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) their preferred treatment improves adherence and symptoms.
Patients with PTSD should consider concurrent treatment with evidence-based psychotherapy to maximize their chances for meaningful improvement.
This research supports the use of mindfulness-based stress reduction as a treatment method for veterans with PTSD.
The authors argue that these findings suggest that reducing shame among veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder may reduce the risk for suicide.
Acting in the capacity of a surrogate decision maker can lead to emotional distress and poor health-related quality of life.
This initial evidence points toward sex differences among adolescents experiencing PTSD symptoms, both in network connectivity and symptom centrality.
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.
Meditation techniques have an ever-growing evidence base to support their use and have become increasingly accepted in Western medicine as helpful adjuncts to other therapies.
World Trade Center-related PTSD is a risk factor for myocardial infarction and stroke among workers involved in cleaning up the debris.
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.
Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms may be associated with higher levels of acute pain and pain interference in low-income inner city women.
Rheuatology Advisor speaks with a psychologist about addressing mental health in patients with inflammatory arthritis.
As a result of 6 phase 2 trials, the FDA has designated MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD as breakthrough therapy.
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.
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