Ptsd

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.

 Anxiety Symptoms of PTSD Increased With CO<sub>2</sub> Inhalation

Anxiety Symptoms of PTSD Increased With CO2 Inhalation

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Researchers examined if inhalation order, sex, or age affected CO2 response in PTSD.

Sexual Harassment: Response to a National Crisis

Sexual Harassment: Response to a National Crisis

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Sexual harassment perpetuated by celebrities, prominent government officials, and others in positions of power is broadly affecting US culture.

Involuntary Brain Responses to Sensory Pattern Changes in PTSD

Involuntary Brain Responses to Sensory Pattern Changes in PTSD

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Mismatch negativity amplitudes may be an objective means for evaluating auditory discrimination and sensory anomaly in PTSD.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Prevents Progression of Subclinical PTSD in Veterans

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatment Prevents Progression of Subclinical PTSD in Veterans

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Financial burdens of PTSD may be reduced with early screening and treatment in veterans with obstructive sleep apnea and PTSD.

Psychological Distress in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Efficacy of Fear Assessment Questionnaire

Psychological Distress in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Efficacy of Fear Assessment Questionnaire

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The FAIR questionnaire may be useful to identify psychological stress in rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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.

Treatment of Torture Survivors in a Global Environment of Refugees Seeking Asylum

Treatment of Torture Survivors in a Global Environment of Refugees Seeking Asylum

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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.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy Holds Promise for PTSD Treatment

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy Holds Promise for PTSD Treatment

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Using mindfulness instead of exposure therapy may reach more veterans averse to discussing trauma.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What You Need to Know

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: What You Need to Know

Post-traumatic stress disorder affects approximately 3.5% of US adults and an estimated 1 in 11 people will experience PTSD in their lifetime.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Reduces PTSD Symptoms

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Reduces PTSD Symptoms

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Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms can be reduced by eye movement desensitization and reprocessing.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Associated Mental Health Treatment in Veterans

Traumatic Brain Injury and Associated Mental Health Treatment in Veterans

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Accurate estimates of veterans' mental health service utilization is important for providing high-quality health care.

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.

Military-Related Trauma Associated With Eating Disorders

Military-Related Trauma Associated With Eating Disorders

In male veterans, eating disorder symptoms are associated with military-related trauma.

PTSD and Fibromyalgia: Can Opioid Combination Therapy Improve QOL?

PTSD and Fibromyalgia: Can Opioid Combination Therapy Improve QOL?

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Opioid therapy was shown to improve QoL in patients with concomitant fibromyalgia and PTSD.

Systematic Review of Perinatal PTSD and Child Outcomes

Systematic Review of Perinatal PTSD and Child Outcomes

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Maternal PTSD during the perinatal period may have a negative impact on child outcomes.

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.

Insulin Resistance, Biological Markers of PTSD Increased in Military Veterans

Insulin Resistance, Biological Markers of PTSD Increased in Military Veterans

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Data from 80 veterans with PTSD were studied to examine the biological pathways between PTSD and markers of cardiometabolic risk.

Childhood Maltreatment Associated With Increased Risk of Psychosis in Ultra-High Risk Individuals

Childhood Maltreatment Associated With Increased Risk of Psychosis in Ultra-High Risk Individuals

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Child maltreatment is significantly more prevalent in young individuals who present with UHR symptoms compared with controls.

CBT Program for PTSD, Substance Abuse In Transgender Women With HIV

CBT Program for PTSD, Substance Abuse In Transgender Women With HIV

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Few current treatments currently target PTSD and substance use disorder at the same time.

Eating Disorders as a Result of Military Sexual Trauma in Veterans

Eating Disorders as a Result of Military Sexual Trauma in Veterans

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Veterans who experienced military sexual trauma are at higher risk for post-deployment eating disorders.

Expert Interview: Sex Assault Survivors Troubled By Political Climate

Expert Interview: Sex Assault Survivors Troubled By Political Climate

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Rape has been linked with the strongest risk for PTSD in both women and men, followed by combat exposure and child molestation.

PTSD Nightmares in Youth May Be Treatable With Prazosin

PTSD Nightmares in Youth May Be Treatable With Prazosin

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In cases of PTSD in children, reports showed a marked improvement in nightmares when prazosin was prescribed.

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