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Study finds ‘frozen’ fear response may underlie PTSD


Learned fear responses enable animals — including humans — to flee or freeze in the face of a…
A New Look at an Old Model: Psychedelic Drugs and Patient Care

November 22, 2019

Investigating the therapeutic benefits of psychedelic substances seemed far-fetched 35 years ago. For researchers daring enough to try,…
Does cannabis help people with PTSD? Many already know the answer

November 22, 2019

Our world is cruel and a lot of people are broken. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is more common…
Large Study Reveals PTSD Has Strong Genetic Component Like Other Psychiatric Disorders

October 14, 2019

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders, affecting some 8 million adults at…
Rest may help preventing some PTSD symptoms

October 14, 2019

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a debilitating mental condition, having such symptoms as disturbing thoughts, feelings, or dreams…
Research on Mental Health in the Aftermath of Environmental Disasters Soaring

September 19, 2019

New research led by the Yale School of Public Health finds that the number of studies on how…
New medication may improve effects of psychological treatment for PTSD

August 30, 2019

A medication that boosts the body’s own cannabis-like substances, endocannabinoids, shows promise to help the brain un-learn fear…
Sweating is a clue into who develops PTSD—and who doesn’t

August 2, 2019

Within four hours of a traumatic experience, certain physiological markers—namely, sweating—are higher in people who go on to…
Sweating a clue into who develops PTSD—and who doesn’t

July 23, 2019

Within four hours of a traumatic experience, certain physiological markers—namely, sweating—are higher in people who go on to…
Survivors’ near-miss experiences on 9/11 linked to post-traumatic stress

July 12, 2019

People who narrowly avoid disaster do not necessarily escape tragedy unharmed, and their knowledge of the victims’ fate…
“Chaos” in the home linked to poor asthma control in children

July 9, 2019

A chaotic household – one where things just don’t seem to run smoothly, there’s lots of noise, little…
Helping heal trauma patients through dance

June 27, 2019

During Julia Turpin’s freshman year, she participated in the University of Georgia’s Theatre in London study abroad program.…
Predicting Postinjury Depression and PTSD Risk

June 13, 2019

Although injury is unexpected and acute, it can result in long-term health problems and disability. Up to half…
Biomarker reveals PTSD sufferers at risk of suicide

May 15, 2019

The risk of suicide among individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is much higher than the general population,…
Stimulating the Vagus Nerve in the Neck Might Help Ease Pain Associated with PTSD

February 15, 2019

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a mental condition caused by a traumatic event. People with PTSD may…
Brain biomarkers could help identify those at risk of severe PTSD

February 6, 2019

A study has shed light on the neurocomputational contributions to the development of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in…
Brain biomarkers identify those at risk of severe PTSD symptoms

January 23, 2019

Using sophisticated computational tools, researchers at Yale University and the Icahn School of Medicine have discovered biomarkers that…
New psychological intervention proves ‘life-changing’ for women experiencing domestic abuse

November 29, 2018

Training domestic violence and abuse (DVA) advocates to deliver psychological support to women experiencing DVA could significantly improve…
PTSD symptoms improve when patient chooses form of treatment, study shows

October 23, 2018

A multiyear clinical trial comparing medication and mental health counseling in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder shows…
Optogenetics – controlling neurons with light – may lead to cures for PTSD, Alzheimer’s

August 23, 2018

Through the emerging field of optogenetics, a technology that allows genetically modified neurons in living tissue to be…
Nature is proving to be awesome medicine for PTSD

July 13, 2018

The awe we feel in nature can dramatically reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, according to UC Berkeley…
Scientists find heightened attention to surprise in veterans with PTSD

January 15, 2018

Fireworks on nights other than the Fourth of July or New Year’s Eve might be nothing more than…
Allowing PTSD Patients to ‘Hear’ their own Brainwaves Alleviates Symptoms

December 30, 2017

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most prevalent (and difficult to treat) mental health conditions around…
Self-injury more about coping than a cry for help

December 20, 2017

New research has revealed that most people who harm themselves do it as a way to deal with…
Pregnant women with PTSD have higher levels of stress hormone cortisol

December 6, 2017

Research has shown that a woman’s emotional and physical health during pregnancy impacts a developing fetus. However, less…
For suicidal veterans, loneliness is the deadliest enemy

September 29, 2017

About 20 veterans commit suicide every day. The primary enemy most veterans face after service is not war-related…
Talk Therapy with ‘Self-Forgiveness’ Focus Eases PTSD in Vets Who Have Killed

August 18, 2017

Veterans who have killed in combat and suffer from nightmares, hyper-vigilance to perceived threats, and numbness to people…
New PTSD study identifies potential path to treatment

July 19, 2017

A study of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) — conducted by the VA National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD), National…
Study linking beneficial bacteria to mental health makes top 10 list for brain research

January 10, 2017

A CU Boulder-led study showing that injecting beneficial bacteria into mice can make them more resilient to stress…
Sleeping can prevent posttraumatic stress disorders from developing

December 17, 2016

Sleeping helps us put our minds in order. A new study from the University of Zurich and the…
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