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May 23, 2015

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Stress Relief Techniques Help Cancer Patients Overcome Fear of Treatment

May 14, 2015 — The benefit of rapid stress management techniques (RSMTs) to help cancer patients who experience 'procedure-related' stress has been revealed by a new study. Patients experiencing distress ... read more

May 8, 2015 — Non-suicidal self-injury -- that is, purposefully hurting oneself without conscious suicidal intent -- is relatively common among Iraq and Afghanistan veterans, and it is a strong risk factor for ... read more

Cocaine Changes Brain, Makes Relapse More Common in Addicts

Apr. 28, 2015 — Cocaine use causes 'profound changes' in the brain that lead to an increased risk of relapse due to stress, according to new research that identifies a molecular mechanism in the reward ... read more

Verbal Therapy Could Block Consolidation of Fear Memories in Trauma Victims

Apr. 22, 2015 — A verbal 'updating' technique aimed at blocking the consolidation of traumatic memories could protect against the long-term psychological and physiological effects of trauma, according to ... read more

PTSD Common in ICU Survivors

Apr. 20, 2015 — Nearly one-quarter of ICU survivors suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research has found. They also identified possible triggers for PTSD and indicated a potential preventive ... read more

Cancer and Chemobrain: Cancer Diagnosis Affects Cognitive Function

Apr. 17, 2015 — Breast cancer patients often display mild cognitive defects even before the initiation of chemotherapy. A new study now attributes the syndrome to post-traumatic stress induced by diagnosis of the ... read more

Sleep Problems Prevalent for Military Members

Apr. 7, 2015 — Improving the quality and quantity of US military members' sleep following deployment could help reduce other health problems, including depression and post-traumatic stress disorder, according ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — An innovative therapy that applies red and near-infrared light to the brain is now being tested for Gulf War Illness, traumatic brain injury, and ... read more

Antioxidant Therapy May Have Promising Potential in Concussion Treatment

Apr. 1, 2015 — Antioxidants may play a key role in reducing the long-term effects of concussions and could potentially offer a unique new approach for treatment, a new study suggests. Common among athletes and ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — Roughly 8 percent of people in the US suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). SSRIs, such as Zoloft and Paxil, are the only currently-approved therapy, but their effectiveness is marginal. ... read more

Mar. 26, 2015 — In a study of more than 8,000 veterans in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, those with posttraumatic stress disorder had a nearly 50 percent greater risk of developing heart failure. The study adds to ... 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

Stellate Ganglion Block Showed No Significant Benefit for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Controlled Trial

Mar. 24, 2015 — A sympathetic nerve block that has shown promise for treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) performed no better than sham treatment in a randomized controlled trial, new research ... 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. 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

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