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What makes some women able to resist or recover psychologically from assault-related trauma?
In a study of 159 women who had been exposed to at least one assault-related potentially traumatic event, 30 percent developed major depressive disorder, which may be attributed to self-blame common to survivors of assault. (2015-03-02)
Mental disorders in postconflict communities
People who experience violence associated with armed conflict have a range of mental disorders, suggest researchers from the Netherlands in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2003-06-19)
Mental health of war survivors
In a survey of people who had experienced war-related events and traumas in the former Yugoslavia, researchers found that most survivors (79 percent) reported a sense of injustice in relation to perceived lack of redress for their trauma. (2005-08-02)
Cognitive therapy can reduce post-traumatic stress in survivors of terrorist attacks
Cognitive therapy is an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder related to acts of terrorism and other civil conflict, finds a study published on BMJ online today. (2007-05-10)
Poor health of Gulf veterans not related to post-traumatic stress disorder
Most Gulf War veterans do not have a formal psychiatric disorder and rates of post-traumatic stress disorder amongst the group are low, finds a study in this weeks BMJ. (2002-09-12)
Traumatic events have long-term impact on children
Experiencing a sudden, unpredictable traumatic event puts children at high risk of developing stress disorders, according to a study of first and third graders who were held hostage in a school classroom. (1999-11-22)
Having stress-related disorder associated with increased risk of developing autoimmune disease
Stress-related disorders brought on by traumatic or stressful life events were associated with increased risk of developing an autoimmune disease. (2018-06-19)
Low cortisol levels may increase risk of depression in bipolar disorder
Depression is almost twice as common, and poor quality of life almost five times as common, in people with bipolar disorder who have elevated or low levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood. (2014-06-18)
Noninvasive electrical stimulation may help relieve symptoms of PTSD and depression
A new study indicates that a noninvasive treatment that stimulates nerves through an electrical impulse many help patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and major depression. (2016-02-01)
Sexual dysfunction is prevalent among recently deployed veterans
In a recent study of 247 US veterans returning from conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, almost 18 percent screened positive for sexual functioning difficulties. (2015-11-03)
One Third Of Children In Road Traffic Accidents Develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
In a study of 119 children involved in road traffic accidents during 1997 and published in the BMJ, Dr Paul Stallard and colleagues from the Royal United Hospital in Bath reveal that one third were found to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. (1998-12-11)
Link between stress hormone and obesity in depressed and bipolar patients
Low levels of the stress hormone cortisol are linked to obesity, high levels of fat in the blood and metabolic syndrome among patients with recurrent depressions or bipolar disorder. (2016-07-04)
Depression affects how women with PMDD respond to stress, pain
These findings give physicians more reason to search for a more specific diagnosis and could possibly lead to more precise treatments, said UNC's Susan Girdler, Ph.D. (2010-03-30)
Brain structure in post-traumatic stress disorder
Wars, earthquakes, major traffic accidents, and terrorist attacks may bring about profound spiritual pains, and even cause extreme fear and helplessness for people that have experienced or witnessed these unusual threats or disasters. (2013-11-04)
How stress aids memory
Retrieving memory content under stress does not work very well. (2014-11-19)
Serious Crime Victims Risk PTSD, Multiple Disorders
Victims of rape and other serious crimes are at high risk of developing a range of emotional disorders, including post- traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, phobias, and obsessive compulsive disorder, a study of nearly 400 South Carolina women reveals. (1998-10-28)
Trauma earlier in life may affect response to stress years later
Cornell researchers report that rapes, sudden deaths of loved ones, life-threatening accidents and other such traumas may result in long-term changes in the stress response in some people, even if they don't have post-traumatic stress disorder. (2007-11-20)
No evidence to support psychological debriefing in schools
There is no evidence to support psychological debriefing in schools after traumatic events such as violence, suicides and accidental death, which runs counter to current practice in some Canadian school jurisdictions, according to a commentary in CMAJ. (2010-01-05)
Enzyme linked to mania and schizophrenia impairs higher brain functions
Overactivity of an enzyme implicated in bipolar disorder and schizophrenia markedly impairs higher brain functions in animals. (2004-10-28)
Studies highlight lasting effects of early life stress on the genome, gut, and brain
Excessive stress during fetal development or early childhood can have long-term consequences for the brain, from increasing the likelihood of brain disorders and affecting an individual's response to stress as an adult to changing the nutrients a mother may pass on to her babies in the womb. (2018-11-04)
Now and Zen: Lower prenatal stress reduces risk of behavioural issues in kids
Expectant mothers may want to consider adopting today's trend towards stress management, in light of new research pointing to its ability to lower the risk of problematic behaviour in their offspring. (2017-08-16)
Researchers discover target for new anxiety-reducing drugs
Through the use of mouse models, Oregon Health & Science University researchers have located an enzyme linked to anxiety. (2002-10-03)
Increased reaction to stress linked to gastrointestinal issues in children with autism
One in 45 American children lives with autism spectrum disorder, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2017-01-04)
Exposure therapy may help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder
Exposure-based therapy, in which recent trauma survivors are instructed to relive the troubling event, may be effective in preventing the progression from acute stress disorder to post-traumatic stress disorder, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. (2008-06-02)
What's in a name? Yale researchers track PTSD's many identities during war
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) has been associated with military activities for as long as wars have been fought -- but this disorder was only named in the 1980s. (2018-04-20)
Study uncovers clue to severe PMS, scientists seek more N.C. volunteers
Women who experience an especially debilitating form of premenstrual syndrome -- premenstrual dysphoric disorder -- show abnormal responses to stress, according to new University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill research. (2001-05-01)
Concern over clinical value of new mood disorder drugs
Recent changes to the classification of psychiatric disorders are encouraging pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs that are of questionable clinical value, argue researchers in this week's BMJ. (2003-07-17)
Estrogen makes the brain more vulnerable to stress
High levels of estrogen may enhance the brain's response to stress, making women more vulnerable to mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to a Yale study. (2004-01-21)
Almost 1 in 5 young children with cancer suffers from a trauma disorder
The diagnosis and treatment of cancer does not only trigger posttraumatic stress disorder in adults and older children; infants and toddlers with cancer also suffer from trauma disorders, as researchers from the University of Zurich and the University Children's Hospital Zurich show for the first time. (2012-09-06)
Stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories
Stress can enhance ordinary, unrelated memories, a team of neuroscientists has found in a study of laboratory rats. (2010-12-21)
Mom or dad has bipolar disorder? Keep stress in check
Children whose mother or father is affected by bipolar disorder may need to keep their stress levels in check. (2011-05-05)
Violence exposure and traumatic stress reactions can lead to poor health in children
A study in the March issue of The Journal of Pediatrics examines the effect of traumatic stress reactions on the health of children exposed to violence and maltreatment within the community and their families. (2005-03-08)
Post-traumatic stress disorder in a rescue group after the Wenchuan earthquake relief
This release focuses on post-traumatic stress disorder in a rescue group after the Wenchuan earthquake relief. (2013-08-14)
In depression the brain region for stress control is larger
Although depression is one of the leading psychiatric disorders in Germany, its cause remains unclear. (2018-09-20)
Highest ever levels of post-traumatic stress found in Uganda
Uganda has the highest rate of post-traumatic stress and depression ever recorded, following extremely high of civilian exposure to violence and poor healthcare, a study published in BMC Psychiatry says today. (2008-06-03)
UBC research offers new hope for people crippled by obsessive, repugnant thoughts
Imagine being tortured by repeated thoughts of stabbing your child or having sex with your minister - thoughts that won't go away no matter how hard you try to suppress them. (2003-02-12)
Post-traumatic stress disorder common among refugees in western countries
Refugees settled in western countries could be about ten times more likely to have post-traumatic stress disorder than general populations in those countries, suggests a study published in this week's issue of The Lancet. (2005-04-07)
Depression and obesity common among bipolar patients with exhausted stress system
New observations show that older bipolar patients often have decreased activity in the hormone system responsible for the secretion of the stress hormone cortisol. (2016-01-19)
Cancer-related PTS linked to very limited cognitive impairment among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients
Cancer-related post-traumatic stress is associated with very limited cognitive impairment before treatment among newly diagnosed breast cancer patients, according to a new study published April 16 in the JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute. (2015-04-16)
Green spaces reduce stress levels of jobless, study shows
Stress levels of unemployed people are linked more to their surroundings than their age, gender, disposable income, and degree of deprivation, a study shows. (2012-02-15)
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