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Apr. 2, 2015 — The ability to learn associations between events is critical for survival, but it has not been clear how different pieces of information stored in memory may be linked together by populations of ... read more

Veterans' Avoidant Coping Interfers With Transition to University Life

Mar. 26, 2015 — A study of 165 veterans currently enrolled at three Texas universities shows that those who use problem-focused coping strategies for anxiety and depression instead of avoidant coping have more ... read more

Troops Who Don't Pass the Smell Test Likely Have Traumatic Brain Injury

Mar. 20, 2015 — Decreased ability to identify specific odors can predict abnormal neuroimaging results in blast-injured troops, according to a new study. The olfactory system processes thousands of different odors, ... read more

America's Aging Population Will Require More Neurosurgeons to Handle Increased Brain Bleeds

Mar. 20, 2015 — By 2030, chronic subdural hemorrhage (SDH) will be the most common adult brain condition requiring neurosurgical intervention in the U.S., according to a new study. And hospitals and neurosurgeons ... read more

Study of Veterans Finds Family Support During Deployment Reduces Suicidal Thoughts

Mar. 16, 2015 — Family support during deployment is an important protective factor against post-deployment suicidal ideation according to a new study. Suicidal ideation includes thoughts that can range from fleeting ... read more

Risk Patterns Identified That Make People More Vulnerable to PTSD

Mar. 16, 2015 — A new computational tool has been built that identifies 800 different ways people are at increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), permitting for the first time a personalized ... read more

Study Reveals Sexual Appeal of War Heroes

Mar. 11, 2015 — Women are more attracted to war heroes than regular soldiers or men who display heroic traits in other fields, such as in sports or natural disaster work, according to new research. The findings also ... read more

Gene Networks for Innate Immunity Linked to PTSD Risk

Mar. 10, 2015 — Researchers have identified genetic markers, derived from blood samples that are linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The markers are associated with gene networks that regulate innate ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — Evaluating military personnel with blast-related mild traumatic brain injuries, researchers have found that early symptoms of post-traumatic stress, such as anxiety, emotional numbness, flashbacks ... read more

Mar. 3, 2015 — Widespread post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and suicidal ideation has been found among teenagers in warn-torn Northern Uganda, not only among former child soldiers. Psychological support ... read more

Women Veterans Younger, More Depressed When Referred for Heart Test

Feb. 27, 2015 — Women veterans face a different home front battle with heart disease. Younger and more depressed when getting attention for chest pain -- heart tests often show a surprising ... read more

Strong Connection Between Violence, Mental Illness in Guatemala During Civil War Lessens in Postwar Period

Feb. 26, 2015 — Violence during the civil war in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996 resulted in the development of significant mental health problems and conditions for the county’s people, according to a new ... read more

Meditation Can Reduce Chronic Neck Pain, Study Shows

Feb. 25, 2015 — Meditation might be an effective treatment for reducing chronic neck pain, according to research. Chronic neck pain can lead to serious comorbidities like depression. Patients with chronic neck pain ... read more

Researchers Clarify Vasospasm Incidence in Children With Moderate to Severe TBI

Feb. 24, 2015 — Vasospasm, or severe narrowing of blood vessels, is a dangerous complication observed in children with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. In a new paper, investigators have further defined ... read more

Challenges of Soldier Rehabilitation, Reintegration Need Closer Attention

Feb. 18, 2015 — Veterans returning from combat often face a multitude of challenges that can create a situation in which veterans are unable to reintegrate into civilian life as they had planned and hoped. Now a ... read more

Short-Term Psychological Therapy Reduces Suicide Attempts in at-Risk Soldiers

Feb. 13, 2015 — Short-term cognitive behavioral therapy dramatically reduced suicide attempts among at-risk military personnel, according to findings from a recent study. The study of soldiers who had either ... read more

Parents Experience Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder After Child's Stroke

Feb. 12, 2015 — Parents of children who had suffered a stroke showed signs of PTSD while children showed signs of anxiety. Parents' PTSD and children's anxiety could have a negative effect on the ... read more

Acute Psychological Stress Reduces Ability to Withstand Physical Pain

Feb. 5, 2015 — A new study finds that acute psychosocial stress has a dramatically deleterious effect on the body's ability to modulate pain. The researchers found that although pain thresholds and pain ... read more

Possible Use of Medical Marijuana for Depression

Feb. 4, 2015 — Scientists are studying chronic stress and depression, with a focus on endocannabinoids, which are brain chemicals similar to substances in ... read more

Feb. 4, 2015 — A car accident, the loss of a loved one, and financial trouble are just a few of the myriad stressors we may encounter in our lifetimes. How well will we deal with the inevitable lows of life? By ... read more

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