October 9, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 6:32am EDT

More PTSD News
October 9, 2015

Kenyan Journalists Covering Life-Threatening Events at Increased Risk of Psychological Harm

Sep. 24, 2015 — The first major study of the emotional well-being of journalists covering violent events in an African country replicates findings from Western media, namely that journalists who report on ... read more

Researchers Use Neuroimaging to Measure Early Cognitive Improvement After Mild TBI

Sep. 21, 2015 — A neuroimaging study details working memory deficits and cognitive recovery during initial week after concussion. The fMRI studies, conducted at <72 hours after injury and one week later, provide ... read more

Survivors of Child Trafficking Exhibit Symptoms of Depression, Anxiety, PTSD

Sep. 8, 2015 — About one-third of girls and boys who survived child trafficking experienced physical and/or sexual violence during their ordeal in a study of children receiving posttrafficking services in Cambodia, ... read more

Emergency Department Counseling Program Fails to Reduce Intimate Partner Violence or Heavy Drinking Among at-Risk Women

Aug. 7, 2015 — A large randomized clinical trial of an emergency department (ED)-based program aimed at reducing incidents of excessive drinking and partner violence in women did not result in significant ... read more

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Therapy Decreases PTSD Symptom Severity Among Veterans

Aug. 4, 2015 — In a randomized trial that included veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those who received mindfulness-based stress reduction therapy showed greater improvement in self-reported PTSD ... read more

Cures for PTSD Often Remain Elusive for War Veterans

Aug. 4, 2015 — Our nation's veterans continue to suffer emotional and psychological effects of war -- some for decades. And while there has been greater attention directed recently toward post-traumatic stress ... read more

Trauma Experiences Change the Brain Even in Those Without PTSD

Aug. 4, 2015 — Trauma may cause distinct and long-lasting effects even in people who do not develop PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), according to research. It is already known that stress affects brain ... read more

Ongoing Recovery Efforts Take Toll on Hurricane Survivors

July 29, 2015 — According to a major report on NJ residents living in Superstorm Sandy’s path, over 100,000 experienced significant structural damage to their primary homes. Research finds that tens of thousands ... read more

Attention-Control Video Game Curbs Combat Vets' PTSD Symptoms

July 24, 2015 — A computerized attention-control training program significantly reduced combat veterans' preoccupation with - or avoidance of -- threat and attendant PTSD symptoms. By contrast, another type of ... read more

New Insights Into the Circuitry of PTSD, Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

July 23, 2015 — Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating consequences. Both are associated with high rates of disability and suicide, and although they are separate ... read more

Coping by Avoidance in Making Decisions for Relatives in ICU May Lead to PTSD

July 22, 2015 — Family members who make major medical decisions for relatives in an intensive care unit may suffer posttraumatic stress disorder if they cope by avoiding the situation, according to a new ... read more

First Assessment for Grieving Youth Developed

July 22, 2015 — The first test ever constructed to assess Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder—a problematic syndrome of grief—has been released by researchers. Persistent Complex Bereavement Disorder (PCBD) ... read more

Some Vietnam Vets Currently Have PTSD 40 Years After War Ended, Study Finds

July 22, 2015 — While it has been 40 years since the Vietnam War ended, about 271,000 veterans who served in the war zone are estimated to have current full posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) plus subthreshold ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Brain scans of war veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder have led researchers to an area of the prefrontal cortex that appears to be a good predictor of response to treatment with SSRIs -- the ... read more

Why Does PTSD Increase the Risk of Cardiovascular Disease?

July 15, 2015 — A new review article finds that post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) leads to overactive nerve activity, dysfunctional immune response and activation of the hormone system that controls blood ... read more

Benzodiazepines Not Recommended for Patients With PTSD or Recent Trauma

July 14, 2015 — Benzodiazepine drugs are widely used in patients with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but available evidence suggests that they are not effective -- and may even be harmful, concludes a ... read more

Key Mechanism That Causes Neuropathic Pain Found

July 7, 2015 — A biological process called endoplasmic reticulum stress appears to play a key role in causing neuropathic pain, according to a new study. The discovery could eventually lead to new therapeutics for ... read more

Intrusiveness of Old Emotional Memories Can Be Reduced by Computer Game Play Procedure

July 2, 2015 — Unwanted, intrusive visual memories are a core feature of stress- and trauma-related clinical disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but they can also crop up in everyday life. New ... read more

Sleep Deprivation Could Reduce Intrusive Memories of Traumatic Scenes

July 1, 2015 — A good night's sleep has long been recommended to those who have experienced a traumatic event. But a new study provides preliminary experimental work suggesting it could actually be the wrong ... read more

Virtual Training Helps Vets With PTSD, Mentally Ill Get More Jobs

July 1, 2015 — Finding a job is difficult for veterans with PTSD and individuals with severe mental illness, who have high unemployment rates though many want to work. The job interview can be a major hurdle. A ... read more

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Friday, August 7, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Friday, July 24, 2015
Thursday, July 23, 2015
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Monday, June 29, 2015
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Monday, June 8, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Friday, May 29, 2015
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Friday, April 17, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Friday, March 20, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Friday, February 27, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Friday, January 9, 2015
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Monday, December 22, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014