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Young adults with PTSD may have a higher risk of stroke in middle age
Young adults who develop PTSD after a traumatic event (e.g., gun violence, sexual assault, military combat or natural disaster) may be more likely to experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or major stroke event by middle age. (2019-10-17)
Study reveals fundamental insight into how memory changes with age
New research from King's College London and The Open University could help explain why memory in old age is much less flexible than in young adulthood. (2019-10-17)
BU finds PTSD nearly doubles infection risk
A new Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH) study is the first to examine the relationship between post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and dozens of infection types in a nationwide cohort. (2019-10-15)
Rare sleep disorder common among veterans with PTSD
Military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder or concussion suffer from a thrashing form of sleep behavior at a rate that is far higher than the general population, according to a new study by researchers at the VA Portland Health Care System and Oregon Health & Science University. (2019-10-11)
Rest may help reduce PTSD symptoms, UCL study finds
A period of rest following a traumatic event can reduce the subsequent development of involuntary 'memory intrusions'*, one of the hallmark symptoms in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new UCL study has found. (2019-10-09)
Large study reveals PTSD has strong genetic component like other psychiatric disorders
In the largest and most diverse genetic study of PTSD to date, scientists from UC San Diego School of Medicine and more than 130 institutions in the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium found that genetics accounts for 5 to 20% of the variability in PTSD risk following a traumatic event. (2019-10-08)
Handling traumatic grief reactions in children and adolescents post-9/11
In the wake of the World Trade Center attack on September 11, 2001 (9/11), researchers from Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), New York defined the 'traumatically bereaved' as those who experienced the loss of a mother, father, sister, brother, grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle, other family member, friend, and/or someone else after 9/11 happened. (2019-10-01)
Veterans with mental health conditions have higher risk of heart disease, stroke
Specific mental health disorders -- depression, anxiety, psychosis and bipolar disorder -- pose an increased risk of heart attack, stroke and death from cardiovascular disease. (2019-09-24)
Children of refugees with PTSD are at higher risk of developing psychiatric disorders
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have studied what it means for children to have parents who are refugees and have PTSD. (2019-09-13)
Abnormal gut bugs tied to worse cognitive performance in vets with PTSD and cirrhosis
A study involving military veterans with PTSD and cirrhosis of the liver points to an abnormal mix of bacteria in the intestines as a possible driver of poor cognitive performance -- and as a potential target for therapy. (2019-09-12)
Experimental 'blood test' accurately screens for PTSD
An artificial intelligence tool confirmed with 77% accuracy a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in male combat veterans. (2019-09-09)
One-third of young children admitted to intensive care for sepsis show PTSD symptoms years later
Doctors have found that children who have been in Intensive Care Units (ICUs) for sepsis have a significantly increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), with around one-third showing PTSD symptoms. (2019-09-07)
PTSD linked to increased risk of ovarian cancer
Women who experienced six or more symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at some point in life had a twofold greater risk of developing ovarian cancer compared with women who never had any PTSD symptoms, according to a new study from researchers at Harvard T.H. (2019-09-05)
Receptor protein in brain promotes resilience to stress
Scientists have discovered that a receptor on the surface of brain cells plays a key role in regulating how both animals and people respond to stress. (2019-09-03)
Cannabis may hold promise to treat PTSD but evidence lags behind use
As growing numbers of people are using cannabis to treat post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a new UCL study published in the Journal of Dual Diagnosis reports that prescriptions are not backed up by adequate evidence. (2019-09-03)
New medication may be able to improve effects of psychological treatment for PTSD
A medication that boosts the body's own cannabis-like substances, endocannabinoids, shows promise to help the brain un-learn fear memories when these are no longer meaningful. (2019-08-29)
Not in Gotham anymore
In her comic-book paper, neuroscientist and artist Ann Fink argues that healing trauma entails obligations to society. (2019-08-27)
New evidence that optimists live longer
After decades of research, a new study links optimism and prolonged life. (2019-08-26)
Meaningful PTSD symptom decrease may lower type 2 diabetes risk
Research from Saint Louis University finds treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) that leads to an improvement in symptoms was associated with a 49 percent lower risk of incident type 2 diabetes. (2019-08-21)
Fear of predators causes PTSD-like changes in brains of wild animals
A new study by Western University demonstrates that the fear predators inspire can leave long-lasting traces in the neural circuitry of wild animals and induce enduringly fearful behaviour, comparable to effects seen in PTSD research. (2019-08-07)
Brain stimulation for PTSD patients
University of Houston assistant professor of electrical engineering Rose T. (2019-08-07)
Researchers identify specific genetic vulnerabilities to PTSD among US veterans
A genome-wide association study of more than 165,000 US veterans confirms a genetic vulnerability to post-traumatic stress disorder, specifically noting abnormalities in stress hormone response and/or functioning of specific brain regions. (2019-07-29)
Veterans Affairs study finds genetic basis for re-experiencing symptoms in PTSD
A study based on VA's Million Veteran Program has identified multiple locations in the human genome related to the risk of re-experiencing traumatic memories, the most distinctive symptom of posttraumatic stress disorder. (2019-07-29)
Undocumented Latina immigrants face PTSD at four times the national rate, new study finds
New research led by George Mason University's College of Health and Human Services found that undocumented Latina immigrants met the threshold for post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis at nearly four times (34%) the rate of civilian women in America as a whole (9.7%). (2019-07-17)
REM sleep silences the siren of the brain
Something frightening or unpleasant does not go unnoticed. In our brain, the so-called limbic circuit of cells and connections immediately becomes active. (2019-07-11)
'Chaos' in the home linked to poor asthma control in children
A chaotic household, as well as child and parent depression, are risk factors for worse asthma outcomes in urban minority children, according to a new paper published in the journal Pediatrics. (2019-07-09)
Problematic smartphone use linked to poorer grades, alcohol misuse, more sexual partners
A survey of more than 3,400 university students in the US has found that one in five respondents reported problematic smartphone use. (2019-07-08)
New study reveals biological toll on brain function of Holocaust survivors
The novel research, due to be presented at the 5th European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress, found that surviving the Holocaust had a life-long psychological and biological effect with grey matter reduction affecting the parts of their brain responsible for stress response, memory, motivation, emotion, learning, and behavior. (2019-06-30)
Researchers look to unlock post-traumatic stress disorder puzzle
A team of Penn State and University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine researchers is attempting to answer a question that has long puzzled experts: Why do some individuals suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after experiencing trauma, and others do not? (2019-06-28)
Suicide, accidents, and hepatitis: The leading causes of death for Veterans in their first year of PTSD treatment
According to a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, United States Veterans seeking treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are at increased risk of death compared with the general population. (2019-06-24)
Close-range blast exposure & neurodegenerative processes among those with genetic risk for AD
A new study raises the possibility that close-range blast exposure among veterans with a genetically higher risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), may make them more susceptible to degradation of their white matter, the part of the brain made of fiber connections called axons that connect nerve cells. (2019-06-24)
Exposure to others' suffering even worse than being shot at
War veterans who were not personally in life-threatening danger have more psychological problems than those who were injured by gunfire, according to a study that surveyed Norwegian veterans after their return from Afghanistan. (2019-06-21)
Overcoming PTSD: Study reveals memory disruption drug target
A new study suggests it may be possible to disarm the emotional memories of trauma that drive PTSD symptoms. (2019-06-19)
Scientists identify a novel neural circuit mediating visually evoked innate defensive responses
Prof. WANG Liping and his colleagues ZHOU Zheng and LIU Xuemei at the Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology (SIAT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed that the VTA (ventral tegmental area) GABAergic neural circuit mediates visually evoked innate defensive responses. (2019-06-12)
USC study: Exposure to videos of race-based violence online may be spurring mental-health issues
Viral videos of the detainment of undocumented immigrants in cages and police killings of unarmed citizens are two of the most pressing traumatic events facing adolescents of color. (2019-06-10)
Disturbed sleep linked to mental health problems in natural disaster survivors
Preliminary results from a new study suggest that sleep disturbances are associated with mental health problems among survivors of a natural disaster even two years after the event. (2019-06-07)
Predicting post-injury depression and PTSD risk
Addressing the psychological effects of injury can improve health and reduce the negative outcomes of injury. (2019-06-05)
Childhood adversity linked to early puberty, premature brain development, & mental illness
Growing up in poverty and experiencing traumatic events like a bad accident or sexual assault were linked to accelerated puberty and brain maturation, abnormal brain development, and greater mental health disorders, such as depression, anxiety, and psychosis, according to a new Penn Medicine study published this week in JAMA Psychiatry. (2019-05-30)
Healthy fat hidden in dirt may fend off anxiety disorders
Thirty years after scientists first suggested that increased exposure to microorganisms could benefit health, CU Boulder researchers have identified an anti-inflammatory fat in a soil-dwelling bacterium that may be partly responsible. (2019-05-29)
'Ecstasy' shows promise for post-traumatic stress treatment
An international study involving researchers from UBC Okanagan has shown that MDMA, also known as ecstasy, may be a valuable tool for treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). (2019-05-29)
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