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May 30, 2016

Confidence in Iron Dome, Coupled With Resilience, Can Reduce PTSD Symptoms

May 19, 2016 — Belief in the success of the Iron Dome air defense system, coupled with a strong sense of resilience (an inner trait that results in positive adaptation to trauma), can reduce post-traumatic stress ... read more

PTSD Linked to Low Levels of Fat Hormone

May 11, 2016 — Researchers report a biological mechanism that might explain why individuals coping with post-traumatic stress disorder are less able to extinguish the fear of past ... read more

May 11, 2016 — Using fruit flies as a traumatic brain injury model may hold the key to identifying important genes and pathways that promote the repair of and minimize damage to the nervous system, new research ... read more

Genetic Variants May Put Some Soldiers at Higher Risk of PTSD

May 11, 2016 — In a massive analysis of DNA samples from more than 13,000 US soldiers, scientists have identified two statistically significant genetic variants that may be associated with an increased risk of ... read more

Why Bad Experiences Are Remembered out of Context

May 10, 2016 — Bad experiences can cause people to strongly remember the negative content itself but only weakly remember the surrounding context, and a new study has revealed how this happens in the brain. The ... read more

Thinking Differently Could Affect Power of Traumatic Memories

May 5, 2016 — Using a thinking technique called 'concrete processing' could reduce the number of intrusive memories experienced after a traumatic event, say scientists. These intrusive memories are one ... read more

Veterans and Their Partners See Less Trauma, Distress Symptoms After Intensive Retreat

Apr. 27, 2016 — Although services exist to help veterans who are experiencing symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those services are often underutilized. Family studies researchers would like to see ... read more

Patients at High Risk for Psychiatric Symptoms After a Stay in the Intensive Care Unit

Apr. 20, 2016 — Results of a multi-institutional national study of nearly 700 people who survived life-threatening illness with a stay in an intensive care unit suggest that a substantial majority of them are at ... read more

Can Trajectory of Child Sexual Abuse Victims Be Changed?

Apr. 18, 2016 — Authors and investigators have announced the highly anticipated preliminary results of the clinical trials performed at the Little Warriors Be Brave Ranch, confirming that the four-week intervention ... read more

High Levels of Mental Illness Reported by Victims of Human Trafficking in the UK

Apr. 14, 2016 — New research reveals the severe mental health problems experienced by men and women trafficked to the UK for sexual exploitation, domestic servitude and forced labor, including high levels of ... read more

Early Treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Accelerates Recovery, but Does Not Sustain It

Apr. 12, 2016 — The majority of people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) recover after early treatment -- but a substantial number still suffer for years after a traumatic event even with early clinical ... read more

Concussion Can Alter Parent-Child Relationships

Apr. 12, 2016 — The adverse effects of mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) on the quality parent-child relationships are revealed in a new article. The young brain is particularly vulnerable to injury and one of the ... read more

New Insights Into How the Brain Adapts to Stress

Apr. 12, 2016 — Genes in the brain that play a crucial role in behavioral adaptation to stressful challenges are controlled by epigenetic mechanisms. Adaptation to stress is known to require changes in the ... read more

More Than 40 Percent of Retired NFLplayers Have Brain Injury

Apr. 12, 2016 — More than 40 percent of retired National Football League (NFL) players in a recent study had signs of traumatic brain injury based on sensitive MRI scans called diffusion tensor imaging, according to ... read more

Research Uncovers the Effects of Traumatic Childbirth on Midwives and Obstetricians

Apr. 11, 2016 — When complications arise in the delivery room that lead to traumatic childbirth, clinicians providing care may feel upset and experience secondary traumatic stress. A new study found that feelings of ... read more

Protective Effect of Genetically Modified Cord Blood on Spinal Cord Injury in Rats

Apr. 8, 2016 — Researchers genetically modified cord blood which managed to increase tissue sparing and numbers of regenerated axons, reduce glial scar formation and promote behavioral recovery when transplanted ... read more

Report Recommends Ways to Break Cycle of Domestic Violence

Apr. 7, 2016 — Victims of domestic violence are hindered from leaving their abusers by internal and external factors, including the response of the criminal justice system, fear, perceived control, and self-esteem, ... read more

Blueberries May Offer Benefits for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Apr. 5, 2016 — In a series of studies conducted in rats, researchers have found that eating blueberries could help to reduce the genetic and biochemical drivers behind depression and suicidal tendencies associated ... read more

Threat of Climate Change Found to Be Key Psychological and Emotional Stressor

Apr. 5, 2016 — Climate change is a significant threat to the health of Americans, creating unprecedented health problems in areas where they might not have previously occurred, according to a report released April ... read more

Pituitary Insufficiency Is Prevalent After Blast Concussion in Military Veterans

Apr. 4, 2016 — A study in military veterans finds that explosive blast-related concussions frequently result in hormone changes leading to problems such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, depression and poor quality ... read more

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