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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Soldiers With PTSD More 'Tuned' to Angry Faces Because of Over-Connected Brain Circuits

Jan. 20, 2016 — Soldiers with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are more 'tuned' to perceive threatening facial expressions than people without PTSD because of more over-connected brain circuits, ... read more

Repetitive Blast Exposure Causes Cerebellar Dysfunction in Combat Veterans

Jan. 13, 2016 — The more blasts veterans are exposed to, the more they show chronic changes in neuron activity in specific brain regions, a team of brain injury experts has found. They also found that in mild ... read more

Transcendental Meditation May Reduce PTSD Symptoms, Medication Use in Active-Duty Personnel

Jan. 11, 2016 — Regular practice of Transcendental Meditation enables some active duty service members battling post-traumatic stress disorder to reduce or even eliminate their psychotropic medication and get better ... read more

Veterans, Civilian Patients at Risk of ICU-Related PTSD Up to a Year Post Discharge

Jan. 7, 2016 — One in ten patients is at risk of having new post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to their ICU experience up to a year post-discharge. This was the finding from a multicenter, prospective ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — Guerilla tactics such as suicide attacks and roadside bombs may trigger more post-traumatic stress than conventional warfare, suggests a new study of 738 Iraq ... read more

Protein That Boosts Memory Identified

Dec. 21, 2015 — Research findings of a group of neurobiologists could lead to new treatment approaches for anxiety disorders, a new report says. Mouse experiments showed that the Dnmt3a2 protein can boost memory ... read more

PTSD Resources Lacking for Nonveterans

Dec. 18, 2015 — Researchers report that information and resources regarding effective therapy for post-traumatic stress disorder are not easily available for nonveterans, who can be affected by the condition after ... read more

Brain Regions of PTSD Patients Show Differences During Fear Responses

Dec. 15, 2015 — Regions of the brain function differently among people with post-traumatic stress disorder, causing them to generalize non-threatening events as if they were the original trauma, according to new ... read more

Military Families Benefit from Resilience Program

Dec. 15, 2015 — Across the US, families of troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and other hot spots are emailing photos of their holiday feasts to their loved ones overseas -- and asking them to respond with pictures ... read more

Dec. 15, 2015 — MRI shows brain damage in a surprisingly high percentage of active duty military personnel who suffered blast-related mild traumatic brain injury, according to a new ... read more

Oxytocin Has Different Effects on Stress in Male and Female Mice

Dec. 2, 2015 — Clinical trials are testing whether oxytocin, sometimes called the 'love hormone' for its role in intimacy and social bonding, has potential as a treatment for anxiety, depression and ... read more

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Reveals an Imbalance Between Signalling Systems in the Brain

Dec. 1, 2015 — Experiencing a traumatic event can cause life-long anxiety problems, called posttraumatic stress disorder. Researchers now show that people with posttraumatic stress disorder have an imbalance ... read more

Gene Variants Involved in Stress Responses Affect 'Post-Concussive' Symptoms

Nov. 24, 2015 — Variations in a gene that affect the body's responses to stress influence the risk of developing so-called post-concussive symptoms after car crashes, reports a ... read more

Child Abuse Rises in Connection With Soldiers' Deployments

Nov. 13, 2015 — Children under age two may be at heightened risk for abuse and neglect during the six months immediately following a parent's return from deployment in the US Army, and the risk may rise among ... read more

Brain Imaging Reveals Possible Depression Signature in Traumatic Brain Injury

Nov. 5, 2015 — Individuals with depression in addition to traumatic brain injury (TBI) are prone to poorer recovery, reductions in cognitive performance, greater functional disability, increased suicide attempts ... read more

Nov. 4, 2015 — In a study of nearly 1,300 returning veterans reporting reintegration problems, those who completed online expressive-writing sessions showed more improvements than peers who had not written at all ... read more

Military Sexual Trauma: Prevalent and Under-Treated

Nov. 3, 2015 — Rates of military sexual trauma among men who served in the military may be as much as 15 times higher than has been previously reported, largely because of barriers associated with stigma, beliefs ... read more

Devastating Effect War, Violence Has on Children's Mental Health

Nov. 2, 2015 — Violence and conflict in areas affected by war, such as Gaza, can have a devastating effect on the mental health of the children exposed to it, according to ... read more

Hypersexual Disorder Linked to Overactive Stress Systems

Nov. 2, 2015 — Hypersexual disorder – known popularly as sex addiction – can be linked to hyperactive stress systems, new research shows. In a stress regulation test using the cortisone drug dexamethasone, men ... read more

Reduced Activity of a Brain Protein Linked to Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Oct. 27, 2015 — People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have reduced activity of the protein serum and glucocorticoid regulated kinase 1 (SGK1) in their prefrontal cortices, and experimentally reducing the ... read more

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